Noel Whelan (politician)
|Born||County Wexford, Ireland|
|Political party||Fianna Fáil|
Noel Whelan is a barrister, former politician and adviser for the Fianna Fáil party in Ireland. Nowadays he is also considered a political analyst, and his opinions on elections, anniversaries and other political events are regularly sought by the mainstream media. He ran for Fianna Fáil in the 1997 general election.
Whelan writes a weekly column in The Irish Times, has a degree and Masters in History and Politics, and has written Fianna Fáil: A Biography of the Party. He has also addressed the McGill Summer School in Glenties, County Donegal.
When Bertie Ahern resigned as Taoiseach in 2008, the views of various personalities were sought by the mainstream media. Whelan said: "The country has celebrated 10 years of peace on the island and more than a decade of strong economic growth. Enoch Powell said all political careers end in failure. This one hasn't; it's ended under pressure."
- O'Brien, Fergal (2 April 2008). "Irish Premier Ahern to Quit After Decade in Power (Update4)". Bloomberg.
'The country has celebrated 10 years of peace on the island and more than a decade of strong economic growth,' Noel Whelan, a former adviser to Ahern's Fianna Fáil party, said in a telephone interview.
- "80th anniversary of the first majority Fianna Fáil Government". The History Show. RTÉ Radio 1. 27 January 2013.
- "Anniversary of Albert Reynolds' 2nd election as Taoiseach". Drivetime. RTÉ Radio 1. 11 January 2013.
- "The Gathering". Today with PK. RTÉ Radio 1. 28 December 2012.
Pat is joined by Minister of State Brian Hayes, Senator Daragh O Brien, Breda O Brian columnist with the Irish Times, Barrister Noel Whelan and journalist Noireen Heagerty, to discuss the past weeks events
- Whyte, Nicholas (1 May 2003). "New in Print". An Phoblacht.
- Halpin, Padraic; Crimmins, Carmel (16 September 2011). "Ex-IRA guerrilla McGuinness to run for Irish president". Reuters.
- O'Connor, Brendan (24 May 2009). "Let's build a world-class Ireland: If we start to use our imaginations we can end up better-placed than we ever were". Sunday Independent.
- Whelan, Noel. "Fianna Fail: A Biography of the Party".
- "Review of Fianna Fail: A Biography of the Party".
- Hand, Lise (26 July 2011). "Averil puts boot into Bertie as FF fights for political future". Irish Independent.
The Dublin senator was on a discussion panel alongside Fine Gael's chief strategist Frank Flannery and political pundit Noel Whelan.
- Speculation mounts about third place on FF election ticket Tony Dempsey now being touted as candidate Enniscorthy Guardian, October 18, 2001.
- Seamus Whelan www.electionsireland.org
- "Putting People First" - Whelan's 1997 Fianna Fáil election poster