February 2011 – February 2016
|Born||May 1953(age 64)|
|Political party||Labour Party|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Dublin
St Patrick's College, Dublin
|Religion||Church of Ireland|
He was a member of South Dublin County Council for the Clondalkin electoral area from 1999 to 2011. He was re-elected at the 2004 local elections, serving as Mayor of South Dublin County Council from 2004 to 2005, and re-elected again at the 2009 local elections.
- "Church of Ireland members elected to 31st Dáil". Church of Ireland Gazette. 4 March 2011.
- "Mr. Robert Dowds". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
- "Robert Dowds". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
- "Robert Dowds decides not to contest general election". Irish Times. 21 September 2015.
- Fee-paying schools have the edge in battle for seats at the Cabinet table Irish Independent, December 27, 2012.
|Teachta Dála for Dublin Mid-West
With: Frances Fitzgerald
Eoin Ó Broin