Michael McNamara (politician)

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Michael McNamara
Teachta Dála
In office
February 2011 – February 2016
Constituency Clare
Personal details
Born (1974-03-01) 1 March 1974 (age 43)
Scarriff, Clare, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Labour Party
Alma mater University College Cork

Michael McNamara (born 1 March 1974) is an Irish Labour Party politician.[1] He was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Clare constituency at the 2011 general election, but lost his seat at the 2016 general election.[2] He was appointed to the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine,[3] and is a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.[4]

McNamara is a barrister and has worked at the OSCE and on human rights and democracy projects of the European Union and United Nations. He was an unsuccessful independent candidate at the 2009 European Parliament election for the North-West constituency.[2]

In May 2015, he was expelled from the parliamentary Labour Party for voting against the government in the sale of Aer Lingus shares, the third time he voted against the government.[5] He rejoined the parliamentary Labour Party in September 2015.[6]

He lost his seat at the 2016 general election.[2]


  1. ^ "Mr. Michael McNamara". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 8 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Michael McNamara". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine – Membership". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "PACE Member File". Parliamentary Assembly Council of Europe. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Dáil votes for sale of State's Aer Lingus stake to IAG". RTÉ News. 29 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Michael McNamara set to rejoin Labour Party". The Irish Times. 16 September 2015. 

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Preceded by
Tony Killeen
(Fianna Fáil)
Labour Party Teachta Dála for Clare
Succeeded by
Michael Harty