John Lyons (Dublin politician)

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John Lyons
John Lyons 2012.jpg
Lyons in 2012
Teachta Dála
In office
February 2011 – February 2016
Constituency Dublin North-West
Personal details
Born June 1977 (1977-06) (age 39)
Ballymun, Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Labour Party
Alma mater Maynooth University,
Trinity College, Dublin

John Lyons (born June 1977) is an Irish former Labour Party politician.[1] Lyons was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin North-West constituency at the 2011 general election. He was previously a member of Dublin City Council from 2008 to 2011, representing the Ballymun-Finglas area.[2]

A son of John and Josie Lyons, he attended Trinity Comprehensive (then known as Ballymun Comprehensive).[3]

He studied at Maynooth University, gaining a BA and HDip; subsequently he studied special education at Trinity College, Dublin.[4]

He is openly gay and was one of the first two openly LGBT members of Dáil Éireann, along with Meath East's Dominic Hannigan.[5]

He lost his seat at the 2016 general election.[2]

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Oireachtas
Preceded by
Pat Carey
(Fianna Fáil)
Labour Party Teachta Dála for Dublin North-West
2011–2016
Succeeded by
Noel Rock
(Fine Gael)