Paddy McHugh

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Paddy McHugh
Teachta Dála
In office
May 2002 – May 2007
Constituency Galway East
Personal details
Born (1953-01-23) 23 January 1953 (age 64)
Nationality Irish
Political party Independent
Other political
Fianna Fáil (until 2001)

Paddy McHugh (born 23 January 1953) is a former Irish politician.[1] He was an independent Teachta Dála (TD) for the Galway East constituency. McHugh was elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2002 general election, getting a 15.8% share of the vote. He was a member of the Technical group established to ensure Dáil speaking time for independent TDs. He lost his seat at the 2007 general election, getting a 5.8% share of the vote.[2]

McHugh was first elected to Galway County Council in 1985. He was also elected to Tuam Town Council in 1999. In 2001, he left the Fianna Fáil party and became an independent. He served as a County Councillor until the abolition of the dual mandate in 2004.


  1. ^ "Mr. Paddy McHugh". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Paddy McHugh". Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
Preceded by
Ulick Burke
(Fine Gael)
Independent Teachta Dála for Galway East
Succeeded by
Ulick Burke
(Fine Gael)