Maurice Cummins

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Maurice Cummins
Leader of Seanad Éireann
In office
3 May 2011 – 27 April 2016
Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Deputy Ivana Bacik
Preceded by Donnie Cassidy
Succeeded by Jerry Buttimer
Leader of Fine Gael in the Seanad
In office
3 May 2011 – 27 April 2016
Leader Enda Kenny
Preceded by Frances Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Jerry Buttimer
In office
12 September 2002 – 27 April 2016
Constituency Labour Panel
Personal details
Born (1953-02-25) 25 February 1953 (age 64)
Waterford, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Alma mater University College Cork

Maurice Cummins (born 25 February 1953) is a former Irish Fine Gael politician who served as Leader of Seanad Éireann and Leader of Fine Gael in the Seanad from 2011 to 2016. He was a Senator for Labour Panel from 2002 to 2016.[1]

He was first elected in 2002 on the Labour Panel, and was re-elected in 2007 and 2011.[2] He was a member of Waterford City Council formerly Waterford Corporation from 1979 to 2002, and was Mayor of Waterford in 1995–96. He was an unsuccessful Dáil candidate for the Waterford constituency at the 1992, 1997 and 2002 general elections.

He was the Leader of the Seanad from May 2011 until April 2016 when he lost his seat.


  1. ^ "Mr. Maurice Cummins". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 27 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Maurice Cummins". Retrieved 27 February 2010. 

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