John Hanafin

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John Hanafin
In office
September 2002 – April 2011
Constituency Labour Panel
Personal details
Born (1960-09-27) 27 September 1960 (age 55)
Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Spouse(s) Linda Hanafin
Children 3
Alma mater University College Dublin

John Gerard Hanafin (born 27 September 1960) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician, who was a member of Seanad Éireann from 2002 to 2011.[1] He was elected by the Labour Panel. Hanafin is the brother of the former cabinet minister Mary Hanafin and the son of the former Senator, Des Hanafin. He was first elected to the Seanad in 2002 and re-elected in 2007. He was a member of North Tipperary County Council representing the Thurles area from 1988 to 2003.[2]

On 7 July 2010, he resigned the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party whip, along with Labhrás Ó Murchú and Jim Walsh, in protest at the Civil Partnership bill.[3] He rejoined the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party on 23 November 2010.[4]

He lost his seat at the 2011 Seanad election.

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  1. ^ "Mr. John Hanafin". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 27 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "John Hanafin". Retrieved 27 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Three FF Senators relinquish party whip". RTÉ News. 7 July 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Cowen remains as FF leader after meeting". RTÉ News. 23 November 2010.