25 November 1950 |
County Kerry, Ireland
|Political party||Fianna Fáil|
|Website||University College Dublin,
St Patrick's College of Education
Ned O'Sullivan (born 25 November 1950) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and member of Seanad Éireann on the Labour Panel. He was a member of Listowel Town Council from 1985 to 2007 and Kerry County Council from 1991 to 2007. He was educated at University College Dublin and St Patrick's College of Education, Drumcondra, he worked as a teacher at primary and secondary level in Dublin, Offaly and Kerry before taking over his family's menswear business in Listowel. He was a cousin of Kit Ahern, who served as a Teachta Dála (TD) and senator.
In June 2011, it was revealed that 3,600 premium line votes from a phone in Leinster House at a cost of €2,600 to the Irish taxpayer helped Michael Healy-Rae win Celebrities Go Wild in 2007. O'Sullivan admitted making "around a dozen" calls and texts to support Healy-Rae after being asked to do so by Healy-Rae's campaign manager.
- "Mr. Ned O'Sullivan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
- Collins, Stephen (2011). Nealon's Guide to the 31st Dáil and 24th Seanad. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. p. 208. ISBN 9780717150595.
- "Ned O'Sullivan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
- "Beware senators bearing Xmas gifts". The Sunday Times. 14 December 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2009.
- "Inquiry into Dáil calls to TV show sought". RTÉ News. 28 June 2011.
- "Ned O'Sullivan admits to some Healy-Rae calls". RTÉ News. 29 June 2011.