John Cregan (Irish politician)

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John Cregan
Teachta Dála
In office
May 2002 – February 2011
Constituency Limerick West
In office
June 1998 – May 2002
Constituency Labour Panel
Personal details
Born (1961-05-21) 21 May 1961 (age 56)
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Spouse(s) Patsy Breen
Children 3

John Cregan (born 21 May 1961) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) and Senator from 1998 to 2011.[1] He is from Dromcolliher, County Limerick.

On 23 June 1998, Cregan was elected to the 21st Seanad Éireann on the Labour Panel, at a by-election to fill the seat vacated by the Labour Party senator Seán Ryan, who had been elected to Dáil Éireann at a by-election.[1]

Cregan was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2002 general election for the Limerick West constituency and was re-elected at the 2007 general election.[2]

On 1 February 2011 Cregan announced that he would not be a candidate at the imminent general election following disagreement with the new leader of Fianna Fáil, Micheál Martin.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Mr. John Cregan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 8 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "John Cregan". Retrieved 8 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "FF deputy whip pulls out of election campaign". RTÉ News. 1 February 2011. 
Preceded by
Michael Finucane
(Fine Gael)
Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Limerick West
Constituency abolished