Michael Conaghan

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Michael Conaghan
Teachta Dála
In office
February 2011 – February 2016
ConstituencyDublin South-Central
Lord Mayor of Dublin
In office
5 June 2004 – 5 June 2005
Preceded byRoyston Brady
Succeeded byCatherine Byrne
Personal details
Born (1944-09-04) 4 September 1944 (age 75)
Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland
Political partyLabour Party
Spouse(s)Marian Conaghan
Alma materUniversity College Dublin

Michael Conaghan (born 4 September 1944) is a former Irish Labour Party politician who served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin South-Central constituency from 2011 to 2016. He also served as Lord Mayor of Dublin from 2004 to 2005.[1]


Conaghan is originally from County Donegal. He lives in Ballyfermot, Dublin and is married with two children.[2] He is a teacher by profession, and was vice-principal of Inchicore College of Further Education.

Originally a member of Jim Kemmy's Democratic Socialist Party, he contested a number of elections for them in the 1980s. When that party merged with Labour in 1991, he was elected to Dublin City Council representing the Ballyfermot local electoral area.[3] He was Lord Mayor of Dublin from 2004 to 2005.

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


  1. ^ "Michael Conaghan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Michael Conaghan TD". The Labour Party website. Archived from the original on 7 April 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Michael Conaghan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Labour TD confirms he will not contest next general election". The Irish Times. 30 June 2015.
Civic offices
Preceded by
Royston Brady
Lord Mayor of Dublin
Succeeded by
Catherine Byrne
Preceded by
Mary Upton
(Labour Party)
Labour Party Teachta Dála for Dublin South-Central
Succeeded by
Constituency redrawn