Oisín Quinn

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Oisín Quinn
Oisin Quinn 2013.jpg
Lord Mayor of Dublin
In office
12 June 2013 – 12 June 2014
Preceded byNaoise Ó Muirí
Succeeded byChristy Burke
Dublin City Councillor
In office
8 June 2004 – 16 May 2014
ConstituencyPembroke-Rathmines
Personal details
Born (1969-05-16) 16 May 1969 (age 49)
London, England
NationalityIrish
Political partyLabour Party
Spouse(s)Kate Quinn
Relations
Children3
EducationCastleknock College
Alma mater

Oisín Quinn (born 16 May 1969) is a former Irish Labour Party politician who served as Lord Mayor of Dublin from 2013 to 2014 and a Dublin City Councillor from 2004 to 2014.

Quinn was first elected to Dublin City Council in the 2004 Irish local elections for the Rathmines Local electoral area. Quinn was an unsuccessful candidate for Dáil Éireann in the Dún Laoghaire constituency at the 2007 general election.[1] He was re-elected in June 2009 for the Pembroke-Rathmines electoral area, and was elected Lord Mayor of Dublin in 2013.[2]

Quinn has called for the direct election of Dublin's mayor, saying that direct election is a necessity if Dublin wants to compete with other similarly-sized cities across Europe.[3]

Quinn was educated at Castleknock College. He studied law at University College Dublin and the London School of Economics, and qualified as a barrister from the King's Inns in 1992. His uncle is the former Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn. He is the son of a former AIB Director Lochlann Quinn.

He lost his council seat at the 2014 local elections.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oisín Quinn". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Mayor Oisín Quinn - Biography". Labour.ie. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Lord Mayor: Developers hanging on to prime Dublin sites should face penalties". TheJournal.ie. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
Civic offices
Preceded by
Naoise Ó Muirí
Lord Mayor of Dublin
2013–2014
Succeeded by
Christy Burke