|Opposition Spokesperson for Jobs,
Enterprise and Innovation
18 May 2016
|Preceded by||Dara Calleary|
|Opposition Spokesperson for Justice
12 April 2011 – 19 May 2016
|Preceded by||Alan Shatter|
|Succeeded by||Jim O'Callaghan|
February 2011 – February 2016
May 2007 – February 2011
30 March 1973 |
Patrickswell, Limerick, Ireland
|Political party||Fianna Fáil|
|Alma mater||Limerick Institute of Technology|
Niall Collins (born 30 March 1973) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Limerick County constituency, upon being elected at the 2007 general election. He previously sat as a Teachta Dála (TD) Limerick West from 2007 to 2011.
He served as a member of Limerick County Council for the Bruff Local electoral area, being first elected to the council at the 2004 local elections. Collins was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2007 general election for Limerick West. He was elected on the first count; he received the ninth-highest vote in the country and the highest vote of any of the newcomers to the Dáil.
His grandfather James Collins represented Limerick West in the Dáil from 1948 until 1967. His uncle Gerry Collins is a former government minister and MEP, who was a TD for Limerick West from 1967 to 1997. Another uncle, Michael J. Collins, sat for Limerick West in the Dáil from 1997 until he retired in 2007.
He has served in various Shadow Cabinet roles, he has served as Opposition Spokesperson for Justice and Equality from 2011 to 2016, and currently serves as Opposition Spokesperson for Jobs,
Enterprise and Innovation since May 2016.
Michael J. Collins
|Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Limerick West
|New constituency||Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Limerick