Mary Upton

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Mary Upton
Teachta Dála
In office
October 1999 – February 2011
ConstituencyDublin South-Central
Personal details
Born (1946-05-30) 30 May 1946 (age 77)
Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland
Political partyLabour Party
RelativesPat Upton (brother)
Alma mater

Mary Upton (born 30 May 1946) is an Irish former Labour Party politician. She served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin South-Central constituency from 1999 to 2011.[1]

Upton was born in Kilrush, County Clare[1] and was educated at Coláiste Mhuire, Ennis; University College Galway and University College Dublin. She worked as a university lecturer before entering into full-time politics.

Upton was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the Dublin South-Central by-election on 28 October 1999, caused by the death of her brother, Pat Upton.[2] She was re-elected at the 2002 and 2007 general elections.[2] She served as party spokesperson on Agriculture and Food; and Arts, Sport and Tourism.

She retired from politics at the 2011 general election.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Mary Upton". Oireachtas Members Database. Archived from the original on 7 November 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Mary Upton". Archived from the original on 3 February 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2009.
  3. ^ "Labour's Upton will not contest next election". RTÉ News. 21 September 2010. Archived from the original on 24 September 2010. Retrieved 21 September 2010.

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