Seán Ryan (politician)

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Seán Ryan
Teachta Dála
In office
March 1998 – May 2007
In office
June 1989 – June 1997
Constituency Dublin North
In office
September 1997 – March 1998
Constituency Labour Panel
Personal details
Born (1943-01-27) 27 January 1943 (age 73)
Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Labour Party
Alma mater Dublin Institute of Technology

Seán Ryan (born 27 January 1943) is a former Irish Labour Party politician. He was a Teachta Dála (TD) for Dublin North from 1989 to 1997 and 1998 to 2007.[1]

Ryan was born in Dublin and educated at North Strand Vocational School, the College of Technology, Bolton Street, the College of Industrial Relations, and the School of Management, Rathmines College of Commerce. Ryan was formerly Production Controller and Work Study Supervisor with CIÉ and Iarnród Éireann before entering into full-time politics.

In 1983 he was elected to Dublin County Council. Ryan was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1989 general election, serving until the 1997 general election when he lost his seat.[2] He was subsequently elected to Seanad Éireann, but was re-elected to the 28th Dáil at the Dublin North by-election on 11 March 1998, following the resignation of Fianna Fáil TD Ray Burke. The by-election for his Seanad seat was won by Fianna Fáil's John Cregan.

Ryan was re-elected to the Dáil at the 2002 election and was the Labour Party Spokesperson on Older People's Issues from 2002–2007.

He indicated in 2005 that he did not intend to stand at the following general election. At a selection convention, his brother Brendan Ryan was selected to stand as the Labour Party candidate in Dublin North for the next election, but was not elected.

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  1. ^ "Mr. Seán Ryan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Seán Ryan". Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
Preceded by
G. V. Wright
(Fianna Fáil)
Labour Party Teachta Dála for Dublin North
Succeeded by
G. V. Wright
(Fianna Fáil)
Preceded by
Ray Burke
(Fianna Fáil)
Labour Party Teachta Dála for Dublin North
Succeeded by
James Reilly
(Fine Gael)