Robert Dowds

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Robert Dowds
Teachta Dála
In office
February 2011 – February 2016
Constituency Dublin Mid-West
Personal details
Born May 1953 (1953-05) (age 64)
Nationality Irish
Political party Labour Party
Spouse(s) Katherine Dowds
Children 2
Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin
St Patrick's College, Dublin

Robert Dowds (born May 1953) is an Irish Labour Party politician.[2] He was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin Mid-West constituency at the 2011 general election.[3]

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.[3]

He did not contest the 2016 general election.[4]

A member of the Church of Ireland, he went on scholarship to The King's Hospital private school in Dublin,[5] he was also educated at Trinity College Dublin and St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra.


  1. ^ "Church of Ireland members elected to 31st Dáil". Church of Ireland Gazette. 4 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mr. Robert Dowds". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Robert Dowds". Retrieved 21 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Robert Dowds decides not to contest general election". Irish Times. 21 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Fee-paying schools have the edge in battle for seats at the Cabinet table Irish Independent, December 27, 2012.
Preceded by
John Curran
Paul Gogarty
Mary Harney
Joanna Tuffy
Teachta Dála for Dublin Mid-West
With: Frances Fitzgerald
Derek Keating
Joanna Tuffy
Succeeded by
John Curran
Frances Fitzgerald
Gino Kenny
Eoin Ó Broin