Seán Kyne

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Seán Kyne
Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs
and Natural Resources
Assumed office
19 May 2016
Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Preceded by Joe McHugh
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2011
Constituency Galway West
Personal details
Born May 1975 (1975-05) (age 41)
Moycullen, Galway, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Alma mater NUI Galway,
University College Dublin

Seán Kyne (born May 1975) is an Irish Fine Gael politician.[1] He was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Galway West constituency at the 2011 general election.[2]

He is from Moycullen, County Galway. He attended St Mary's College, Galway, NUI Galway and University College Dublin, where he studied Agricultural science.[3]

At the 2004 local elections he was elected to Galway County Council for the Connemara electoral area.[4] He was re-elected to the County Council in 2009, having unsuccessfully contested Galway West at the 2007 general election.[4] He was also unsuccessful in the 2007 election to the 23rd Seanad, when he stood on the Agricultural Panel.[4]

His election in Galway West was the last result to be declared of the 2011 general election. When the result showed victory for Kyne over the independent candidate Catherine Connolly by a margin of 17 votes, she sought a full recount, which concluded after a total of four days of counting but did not change the outcome.[5] His victory gave Fine Gael two seats in Galway West for the first time since 1982.[5]


  1. ^ "Mr. Seán Kyne". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 6 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Galway West". RTÉ News. Election 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Collins, Stephen (2011). Nealon's Guide to the 31st Dáil and 24th Seanad. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. p. 115. ISBN 9780717150595. 
  4. ^ a b c "Seán Kyne". Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Lorna Siggins (2 March 2011). "FG's Kyne wins final seat in Galway". Irish Times. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 

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Preceded by
Frank Fahey
(Fianna Fáil)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Galway West