Paudge Connolly

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Paudge Connolly
Monaghan County Councillor
Assumed office
May 2014
Constituency Monaghan Town
Teachta Dála
In office
May 2002 – May 2007
Constituency Cavan–Monaghan
Personal details
Born (1953-09-23) 23 September 1953 (age 63)
Nationality Irish
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Winnie Connolly
Children 4

Paudge Connolly (born 23 September 1953) is an independent politician from County Monaghan in Ireland. He was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cavan–Monaghan constituency from 2002 to 2007.[1]

A psychiatric nurse and part-time secretary of the Health Services Branch of the SIPTU trade union, Connolly was elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2002 general election as an independent, campaigning primarily around the defence of services of Monaghan general hospital. He joined with other independent TDs to form a Technical group in order to gain speaking rights in the Dáil. He lost his seat at the 2007 general election. After his defeat he stood for election to Seanad Éireann on the Labour Panel, but was not elected.[2] He was elected to Monaghan County Council at the 2009 local elections and re-elected in 2014.[2]


  1. ^ "Mr. Paudge Connolly". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Paudge Connolly". Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
Preceded by
Andrew Boylan
(Fine Gael)
Independent Teachta Dála for Cavan–Monaghan
Succeeded by
Margaret Conlon
(Fianna Fáil)