Marc MacSharry

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Marc MacSharry
Marc MacSharry 2014.jpg
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2016
Constituency Sligo–Leitrim
In office
12 September 2002 – 26 February 2016
Constituency Industrial and Commercial Panel
Personal details
Born (1973-07-12) 12 July 1973 (age 43)
Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Spouse(s) Regina MacSherry
Relations Ray MacSharry (Father)
Children 3
Education Castleknock College
Alma mater Dublin City University
Website Official website

Marc MacSharry (born 12 July 1973) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Sligo–Leitrim, upon being elected at the 2016 general election. He served as a Senator for the Industrial and Commercial Panel from 2002 to 2016.[1]

Born in Dublin, he was educated in Sligo and at Castleknock College, Dublin.[2] He is the son of Ray MacSharry, the former Fianna Fáil minister and European Commissioner.

Previously he was a long-serving member of Seanad Éireann. He was first elected to the Seanad in 2002 by the Industrial and Commercial Panel, and was appointed Seanad spokesperson on Communications, Marine and Natural Resources. He was re-elected in 2007 and was appointed Seanad spokesperson on Finance.[3]

On 31 January 2011, prior to that year's general election, MacSharry was appointed to the Fianna Fáil frontbench by the new party leader Micheál Martin, as spokesperson on Tourism and Arts. MacSharry was a candidate at the 2011 general election in the Sligo–North Leitrim constituency, but was not elected.[3] He was re-elected to the Seanad in April 2011 and was appointed Fianna Fáil Seanad spokesperson on Health. His political career to date has included serving as a member of the Forum on Europe, and of Oireachtas committees on Communications, Marine & Natural Resources, Health, and Finance; he has also served on the Committee of Inquiry into The Banking Crisis and on the Houses of Oireachtas Commission, and is currently a member of the Dáil's Committee of Public Accounts.

He was elected to the Dáil for the Sligo–Leitrim constituency at the 2016 general election.[4]

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  1. ^ "Mr. Marc MacSharry". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Collins, Stephen (2011). Nealon's Guide to the 31st Dáil and 24th Seanad. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. p. 204. ISBN 9780717150595. 
  3. ^ a b "Marc MacSharry". Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Election 2016: Marc MacSharry". RTÉ. 2016-02-28. 

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