Nicky McFadden

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Nicky McFadden
Teachta Dála
In office
February 2011 – March 2014
Constituency Longford–Westmeath
In office
July 2007 – February 2011
Constituency Administrative Panel
Personal details
Born (1962-12-06)6 December 1962
Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
Died 25 March 2014(2014-03-25) (aged 51)
Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Relations Gabrielle McFadden (sister)
Children 2
Alma mater Athlone Institute of Technology

Nicky McFadden (6 December 1962 – 25 March 2014) was an Irish Fine Gael politician. She was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for Longford–Westmeath at the 2011 general election, and was a member of Seanad Éireann on the Administrative Panel from 2007 to 2011.[1]

A community worker, she was chairperson of the Strategic Policy Committee (Planning) of Westmeath County Council and Westmeath County Heritage Forum, and a member of Westmeath VEC. She was also a member of the governing body of Athlone Institute of Technology and chairperson of the Board of Management of Athlone Community College.

She obtained a Legal Studies Diploma from Athlone IT, was a medical secretary for nine years, and was also a former employee of Electric Ireland.

She was first elected to Athlone Town Council in 1999, topping the poll. In July 2003 she was co-opted onto Westmeath County Council when her father, Brendan McFadden, retired.

McFadden unsuccessfully contested the 2007 general election in the Longford–Westmeath constituency where she received over 5,000 first preferences.[2] She was elected to the Seanad in July 2007.

She died of the effects of motor neurone disease on 25 March 2014.[3][4]

Her sister Gabrielle McFadden held the Fine Gael seat at the 2014 Longford–Westmeath by-election.


  1. ^ "Ms. Nicky McFadden". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Nicky McFadden". Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Fine Gael TD Nicky McFadden dies aged 51". RTÉ News. 25 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Nicky McFadden death". Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
Preceded by
Peter Kelly
(Fianna Fáil)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Longford–Westmeath
Gabrielle McFadden
(Fine Gael)