Pádraic McCormack

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Pádraic McCormack
Teachta Dála
In office
June 1989 – February 2011
Constituency Galway West
Senator
In office
April 1987 – June 1989
Constituency Agricultural Panel
Personal details
Born (1942-05-15) 15 May 1942 (age 74)
County Longford, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael

Pádraic McCormack (born 15 May 1942) is a former Irish Fine Gael politician, who served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Galway West constituency from 1989 to 2011, and as a Senator from 1987 to 1989.[1]

McCormack is a native of Kenagh, County Longford, and was educated at St. Mel's College, Longford. He was elected to Seanad Éireann in 1987 by the Agricultural Panel and is also a former member of Galway County Council. He was first elected to the Dáil at the 1989 general election and was re-elected at each subsequent election until his retirement in 2011.[2] Prior to entering politics, he worked as a livestock auctioneer. He was Mayor of Galway from 1992 to 1993. He was Fine Gael deputy spokesman on the environment and local government, with special responsibility for urban renewal and housing policy in the 29th Dáil.

In April 2006, he announced his intention not to seek re-election at the forthcoming general election.[3] However, in December 2006, after the withdrawal of Brian Walsh, the candidate originally selected by Fine Gael to replace him, McCormack announced that he had reconsidered his decision and would after all stand in the general election.[4] He did stand, and in May 2007 he was re-elected on the twelfth of 13 counts, taking the third of Galway West's five seats.[2]

In December 2010, he failed to get a place on Fine Gael ticket in the Galway West constituency for the 2011 general election. He said afterwards that he was not considering being added to the ticket.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Pádraic McCormack". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 28 September 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Pádraic McCormack". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 28 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Galway West TD not to run in next election". RTÉ News. 28 April 2006. 
  4. ^ "FG's McCormack to stand after all in Galway". RTÉ News. 6 December 2006. 
  5. ^ John Cunningham (7 December 2010). "McCormack 'won't consider' being added to the FG ticket". Connacht Sentinel. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 

External links[edit]

  • Henry, William (2002). Role of Honour: The Mayors of Galway City 1485-2001. Galway: Galway City Council. OCLC 51023721 ASIN B003NECRYW
Oireachtas
Preceded by
John Donnellan
(Fine Gael)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Galway West
1989–2011
Succeeded by
Brian Walsh
(Fine Gael)
Civic offices
Preceded by
Michael Leahy
Mayor of Galway
1992–1993
Succeeded by
Henry O'Connor
Party political offices
Preceded by
Phil Hogan
Chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party
2001–2002
Succeeded by
Tom Hayes
Preceded by
Tom Hayes
Chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Charles Flanagan