Ned O'Sullivan

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Ned O'Sullivan
Assumed office
24 July 2007
Constituency Labour Panel
Personal details
Born (1950-11-25) 25 November 1950 (age 67)
Listowel, Kerry, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Spouse(s) Madeleine Murphy (m. 1987)
Relations Kit Ahern (Cousin)
Children 3
Alma mater

Ned O'Sullivan (born 25 November 1950) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who has served as a Senator for the Labour Panel since July 2007.[1][2]

He was a member of Listowel Town Council from 1985 to 2007 and Kerry County Council from 1991 to 2007.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]


  1. ^ "Mr. Ned O'Sullivan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Collins, Stephen (2011). Nealon's Guide to the 31st Dáil and 24th Seanad. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. p. 208. ISBN 9780717150595. 
  3. ^ "Ned O'Sullivan". Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Beware senators bearing Xmas gifts". The Sunday Times. 14 December 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2009. 
  5. ^ "Inquiry into Dáil calls to TV show sought". RTÉ News. 28 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Ned O'Sullivan admits to some Healy-Rae calls". RTÉ News. 29 June 2011. 

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