Monica Barnes

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Monica Barnes (née MacDermott; born 12 February 1936) is a former Irish Fine Gael politician.[1] She was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dún Laoghaire constituency.[2]

Educated at the Louis Convent, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, Barnes unsuccessfully contested the 1981 general election in the Dún Laoghaire constituency, and after a further defeat at the February 1982 general election she was elected to the 16th Seanad on the Labour Panel.[3]

She was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the November 1982 general election and retained her seat until losing it at the 1992 general election. She was re-elected at the 1997 general election and retired at the 2002 general election.

Barnes also unsuccessfully contested the European Parliament election for the Leinster constituency in 1979 and 1994.


  1. ^ "Monica Barnes". Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Mrs. Monica Barnes". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Monica Barnes". Retrieved 21 November 2011.