|Leas-Chathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann|
15 June 2016
|Preceded by||Denis O'Donovan|
|Constituency||Industrial and Commercial Panel|
1 June 1944 |
Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
|Political party||Fine Gael|
Paul Coghlan (born 1 June 1944) is an Irish Fine Gael politician and member of Seanad Éireann since September 1997. He is the Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson on Defence, and Government Chief Whip in the Seanad.
In 1997 he was elected to the 21st Seanad by the Industrial and Commercial Panel, and re-elected in 2002 to the 22nd Seanad, where he was Fine Gael spokesperson on Enterprise, Trade and Employment. He was re-elected in 2007 to the 23rd Seanad, again by the Industrial and Commercial Panel.
Born in Killarney and still resident in Kerry, he is a member and former President of Killarney Chamber of Commerce. He was a founding director of Radio Kerry and is a trustee and former Chairman of Muckross House. He is also a member of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland, the Life Assurance Association and the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers.