Kathryn Reilly

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Kathryn Reilly
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Assumed office
April 2011
Constituency Industrial and Commercial Panel
Personal details
Born (1988-09-17) 17 September 1988 (age 26)
Cavan, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Sinn Féin
Alma mater Dublin City University,
University College Dublin

Kathryn Reilly (born 17 September 1988) is an Irish Sinn Féin politician and member of Seanad Éireann.[1]

She grew up in Ballyjamesduff, County Cavan.[2] She has a degree in Economics from Dublin City University,[2] and a Masters in European Economic and Public Affairs from University College Dublin.[3] She previously worked as a parliamentary assistant to former Sinn Féin TD Arthur Morgan.[4]

She first entered politics for election to Dáil Éireann in the Cavan–Monaghan constituency at the 2011 general election, but was not elected.[5] In April 2011 she was elected to Seanad Éireann on the Industrial and Commercial Panel.[5]

She is the youngest member of the current Oireachtas; having been elected at age 22, she is the youngest ever elected member of the Seanad.[6]


  1. ^ "Ms. Kathryn Reilly". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Kathryn Reilly". Sinn Féin. Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Collins, Stephen (2011). Nealon's Guide to the 31st Dáil and 24th Seanad. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. p. 205. ISBN 9780717150595. 
  4. ^ "Kathryn Reilly". TheJournal.ie. February 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "Kathryn Reilly". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Fine Gael wins 18 seats in Seanad". RTÉ News. 29 April 2011. 

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