John Tierney (Irish politician)

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John Tierney
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Foyle
In office
25 June 1998 – 26 November 2003
Preceded by Constituency created
Succeeded by Pat Ramsey
Personal details
Born (1951-12-09) 9 December 1951 (age 66)
Political party Social Democratic and Labour Party

John Tierney (born 9 December 1951) is a nationalist politician in Ireland.

Born in Derry, Tierney worked as a tool setter before joining the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP). He was elected to Derry City Council in 1981, and served as the Mayor of Derry in 1984. In 1996, Tierney was elected to the Northern Ireland Forum for Foyle, and he held his seat at the 1998 Northern Ireland Assembly election. He stood down from the Council in 2001, while the following year, he became the whip of the SDLP group on the Assembly.[1]

Tierney stood down from the Assembly at the 2003 election,[2] and in 2007 was co-opted back on to Derry City Council.[3]


Civic offices
Preceded by
Leonard Green
Mayor of Derry
Succeeded by
John McNickle
Northern Ireland Forum
New forum Member for Foyle
Forum dissolved
Northern Ireland Assembly
New assembly MLA for Foyle
Succeeded by
Pat Ramsey