Seán Ó Neachtain (politician)
|Seán Ó Neachtain|
|Member of the European Parliament|
June 2004 – June 2009
July 2002 – June 2004
22 May 1947 |
|Political party||Fianna Fáil|
Seán Ó Neachtain (born 22 May 1947) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Member of the European Parliament for the North-West constituency from 2002, when he was substituted for Pat the Cope Gallagher, until 2009.
He was a member of the Transport and Tourism Committee, as well as the Fisheries Committee. Ó Neachtain was instrumental to the recognition of the Irish language as an official working language of the European Union.
After obtaining a BA (hons) in 1969, Ó Neachtain became a school teacher. He worked in this capacity through the 1970s and 1980s. He was involved in regional politics around Galway and western Ireland from 1979, and served as a member of Galway County Council from 1991 to 2002. He made his first foray into European politics when he was appointed as a member of the Committee of the Regions in 1994. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Galway West constituency at the 1997 general election.
- Ó Neachtain's official website at the Wayback Machine (archived April 17, 2009) (The domain is now parked.)
- European Parliament profile
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