Joanna Tuffy

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Joanna Tuffy
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Teachta Dála
Assumed office
May 2007
Constituency Dublin Mid–West
In office
September 2002 – May 2007
Constituency Administrative Panel
Personal details
Born (1965-03-09) 9 March 1965 (age 50)
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 has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin Mid–West constituency since 2007.[1]

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 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]


  1. ^ "Ms. Joanna Tuffy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 4 November 2009. 
  2. ^ "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. 

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Preceded by
Seat added to constituency
Labour Party Teachta Dála for Dublin Mid–West