Joanna Tuffy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Joanna Tuffy
Joanna Tuffy.jpg
Teachta Dála
In office
May 2007 – February 2016
Constituency Dublin Mid-West
In office
September 2002 – May 2007
Constituency Administrative Panel
Personal details
Born (1965-03-09) 9 March 1965 (age 52)
London, United Kingdom
Nationality Irish
Political party Labour Party
Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin,
Dublin Institute of Technology

Joanna Tuffy (born 9 March 1965) is an Irish Labour Party politician. She was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin Mid-West constituency in 2007.[1] Tuffy was re-elected in 2011, but lost her seat at the 2016 general election.

Born in England in 1965, Tuffy was educated at Trinity College, Dublin (BA) and the Dublin Institute of Technology (Legal Studies).

She was elected to South Dublin County Council for the Lucan area in 1999 and served until 2003. At the 2002 general election she unsuccessfully stood for election to Dáil Éireann for Dublin Mid-West. She was subsequently elected to the 22nd Seanad Éireann by the Administrative Panel. She was elected to Dáil Éireann for the first time at the 2007 general election.[2]

Her father is Eamon Tuffy, a Labour Party councillor for Lucan, he was co-opted to replace her in 2003.

She, along with TD Tommy Broughan, opposed Labour going into coalition with Fine Gael in the aftermath of the 2011 general election.[3]

In September 2013, Tuffy publicly disagreed with the official Labour Party position supporting the abolition of the Seanad during the referendum campaign. She argued that it had played a key role in the past and could do so in the future.[4]

Tuffy lost her seat at the 2016 general election.[2]


  1. ^ "Ms. Joanna Tuffy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Joanna Tuffy". Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  3. ^ "Labour's deal with FG was opposed by second TD". The Belfast Telegraph. 8 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Joanna Tuffy: Seanad's proud past has potential for fruitful future". Irish Independent. 17 September 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
John Curran
Paul Gogarty
Mary Harney
3 seats until 2007
Teachta Dála for Dublin Mid-West
With: John Curran 2002–11
Paul Gogarty 2002–11
Mary Harney 2002–11
Robert Dowds 2011–16
Frances Fitzgerald from 2011
Derek Keating 2011–16
Succeeded by
John Curran
Frances Fitzgerald
Gino Kenny
Eoin Ó Broin