Johnny Brady

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Johnny Brady
Teachta Dála
In office
May 2007 – February 2011
Constituency Meath West
In office
June 1997 – May 2007
Constituency Meath
Personal details
Born (1948-01-01) 1 January 1948 (age 69)
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil

Johnny Brady (born 1 January 1948) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1997 to 2007 for the Meath constituency, and then from 2007 to 2011 for the Meath West constituency after the Meath constituency was split into two new ones.[1]

Brady was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1997 general election for the Meath constituency and was re-elected at the 2002 general election. He is a former Chairperson of Meath County Council. Brady was re-elected at the 2007 general election for the Meath West constituency.[2]

In February 2011 Brady, who as chairman of the Oireachtas Agriculture Committee received an extra €20,000 on top of his €100,000 annual salary along with €70,000 in expenses, claimed he was "no better off" than when he was a councillor in 1974 on a salary of £6.[3][4] Fine Gael's Alan Shatter commented: "it is perverse an elected member of the party that got us into this situation should whinge about his €100,000 salary, perhaps a stint in the real world will remind him of the struggles that people are facing".[5]

He lost his seat at the 2011 general election.[2]


  1. ^ "Mr. Johnny Brady". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 18 January 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Johnny Brady". Retrieved 18 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Brady's salary comments 'go down like lead balloon'". Meath Chronicle. 9 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "FF TD: I'm no better off on my €108,447 salary". 10 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "I can't live on EUR100k, claims TD". The Free Library. 10 February 2011. 
Preceded by
Colm Hilliard
(Fianna Fáil)
Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Meath
Succeeded by
Constituency abolished
New constituency Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Meath West
Succeeded by
Peadar Tóibín
(Sinn Féin)