Seán Ardagh

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Seán Ardagh
Teachta Dála
In office
June 1997 – January 2011
Constituency Dublin South-Central
Personal details
Born (1947-11-25)25 November 1947
Dublin, Ireland
Died 17 May 2016(2016-05-17) (aged 68)
Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Spouse(s) Maire Ardagh
Alma mater University College Dublin
University of Toronto

Seán Ardagh (25 November 1947 – 17 May 2016) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin South-Central constituency from 1997 to 2011.[1] A Chartered Accountant by profession, Ardagh was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1997 general election and retained his seat at the 2002 and 2007 general elections. Ardagh replaced Ben Briscoe as the TD and main candidate for Fianna Fáil in Dublin South-Central in 2002. He served as Chairman of a number of Dáil committees.

He was first elected to Dublin County Council in 1985 and remained a member until 1999. He was elected to Dublin City Council in 1999 and remained a councillor until 2003.[2]

Ardagh obtained his Chartered Accountancy in Canada in the 1970s and return to Ireland to practice.[3]

On 9 December 2010, he announced he would not be standing at the 2011 general election.[4] He resigned as a TD on 28 January 2011, in advance of the 2011 general election.[5]

His daughter is Senator Catherine Ardagh. He died on 17 May 2016 after a long illness.[6]


  1. ^ "Mr. Seán Ardagh". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 27 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Seán Ardagh". Retrieved 27 August 2009. 
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  4. ^ "Social Welfare Bill passed by the Dáil". RTÉ News. 9 December 2010. Retrieved 9 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "Seán Ardagh". Dáil Debates. Retrieved 9 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Election 2016: Catherine Ardagh". RTÉ. 2015. Archived from the original on 1 March 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2016. 
Preceded by
Eric Byrne
(Democratic Left)
Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Dublin South-Central
Succeeded by
Eric Byrne
(Labour Party)