Michael Colreavy

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Michael Colreavy
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Colreavy in 2011
Teachta Dála
In office
February 2011 – February 2016
Constituency Sligo–North Leitrim
Leitrim County Councillor
In office
Constituency Manorhamilton
Personal details
Born September 1948
County Sligo, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Sinn Féin
Spouse(s) Alice Colreavy
Children 8
Website www.colreavy.net

Michael Colreavy (born September 1948) is a former Irish Sinn Féin politician.[1] He was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Sligo–North Leitrim constituency at the 2011 general election.[2] He was the Sinn Féin spokesperson on Agriculture, Fisheries and Food from 2011–16.

Born in Sligo, he moved to Manorhamilton in County Leitrim in 1981 where he now lives. He joined Sinn Féin in 1979 where he campaigned for the hunger striker and Anti H-Block candidate Joe McDonnell at the 1981 general election. He was a Branch Secretary of the trade union IMPACT. He served on Leitrim County Council for the Manorhamilton electoral area from 1999 to 2011.

He is an opponent of fracking in the Lough Allen basin citing environmental concerns.[3]

He did not contest the 2016 general election.[4]


  1. ^ "Mr. Michael Colreavy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Michael Colreavy". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Community caught between possible gas boom or risk of environmental disaster". The Irish Times. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sinn Féin TD Michael Colreavy will not contest next election". The Irish Times. 17 February 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 

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Preceded by
Eamon Scanlon
(Fianna Fáil)
Sinn Féin Teachta Dála for Sligo–North Leitrim
Constituency abolished