24 July 2007
25 November 1950 |
Listowel, Kerry, Ireland
|Political party||Fianna Fáil|
|Spouse(s)||Madeleine Murphy (m. 1987)|
|Relations||Kit Ahern (Cousin)|
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 December 2008, he sent silk ties (worth €25 each) to approximately 400 County councillors. He is the Fianna Fáil Seanad spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport. 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.