Niall Collins

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Niall Collins
TD
Opposition Spokesperson for Jobs,
Enterprise and Innovation
Assumed office
18 May 2016
Leader Micheál Martin
Preceded by Dara Calleary
Opposition Spokesperson for Justice
and Equality
In office
12 April 2011 – 19 May 2016
Leader Micheál Martin
Preceded by Alan Shatter
Succeeded by Jim O'Callaghan
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2016
Constituency Limerick County
Teachta Dála
In office
February 2011 – February 2016
Constituency Limerick
Teachta Dála
In office
May 2007 – February 2011
Constituency Limerick West
Personal details
Born (1973-03-30) 30 March 1973 (age 44)
Patrickswell, Limerick, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Spouse(s) Eimear Collins
Children 2
Alma mater Limerick Institute of Technology
Website www.niallcollinstd.ie

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.[1]

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.[2] 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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Niall Collins". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 28 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Niall Collins". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 28 February 2009. 

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Oireachtas
Preceded by
Michael J. Collins
(Fianna Fáil)
Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Limerick West
2007–2011
Constituency abolished
New constituency Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Limerick
2011–present
Incumbent