Seán Maloney (Irish politician)

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Seán Maloney (born 9 January 1945) is a former Irish politician from Letterkenny, County Donegal. Formerly a member of the Labour Party, he joined Fine Gael in 2000.[1]

Maloney unsuccessfully contested the 1992 general election as a Labour Party candidate in the Donegal North–East constituency, but in the subsequent elections to Seanad Éireann he was elected in the Labour Panel to the 20th Seanad.[2] He stood unsuccessfully in the Donegal North–East by-election in April 1996, and he was not elected at the 1997 general election, when his share of the first-preference votes fell from over 11% in 1992 to only 5.5%.[1]

He was defeated in subsequent Seanad elections, but in the local elections in 1991 he was elected a member of both Letterkenny Town Council and of Donegal County Council. Sometime after 1999 he left the Labour Party and joined Fine Gael, standing as a Fine Gael candidate for Donegal North–East in the 2002 general election, when he won over 10% of the first-preference votes but was not elected. He did not contest any further elections.

He is a brother of Eamonn Maloney who served as Mayor of South Dublin from 2006–07 and was elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2011 general election.


  1. ^ a b "Seán Maloney". Retrieved 30 January 2008. 
  2. ^ "Mr. Sean Maloney". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 30 January 2008.