Seán Conlan

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Seán Conlan
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2011
Constituency Cavan–Monaghan
Personal details
Born 1975 (1975) (age 40)
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Alma mater University College Dublin

Seán Conlan (born 1975) is an Irish Fine Gael politician.[1] He was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cavan–Monaghan constituency at the 2011 general election.[2]

He lives in Ballybay, County Monaghan. A solicitor by profession, he was educated at St Macartan's College, Monaghan and at University College Dublin where he obtained an honours degree in Economics. He is a son of John Conlan who was TD for Monaghan and Cavan–Monaghan, and also a Senator.[2]

Conlan was elected to Ballybay Town Council at the 2009 local elections, topping the poll on his first attempt.[2] In January 2011 he was added (with only four weeks left) to the Fine Gael ticket for the February general election.

Conlan was the subject of controversy when it was revealed by the Irish Independent that he had hired his girlfriend (a practicing barrister) for the position of his Dáil assistant in 2012. The position comes with an annual salary of €50,000.[3]

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  1. ^ "Mr. Seán Conlan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 8 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "Seán Conlan". Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "TD's girlfriend working as barrister and Dail assistant". Irish Independent. 12 October 2013. 

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Preceded by
Seymour Crawford
(Fine Gael)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Cavan–Monaghan