Thomas Byrne (Meath politician)
|Opposition Spokesperson for |
Education and Skills
Assumed office |
18 May 2016
|Preceded by||Charlie McConalogue|
Assumed office |
May 2007 – February 2011
25 April 2011 – 26 February 2016
|Constituency||Cultural and Educational Panel|
1 June 1977|
Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland
|Political party||Fianna Fáil|
|Spouse(s)||Ann Hunt (m. 2005)|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Dublin|
Thomas Byrne (born 1 June 1977) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Meath East constituency since the 2016 general election. He previously served as a Teachta Dála (TD) from 2007 to 2011. He was a Senator for the Cultural and Educational Panel 2011 to 2016.
He is married to a former Seneschalstown and Meath ladies' footballer Ann Hunt. They have three children.. His father Thomas Byrne is a Fianna Fáil County Councillor in Louth. Previous to his son's election to Dáil Éireann he sat as an Independent member of Louth County Council.
He lost his seat at the 2011 general election. He was elected to Seanad Éireann on the Cultural and Educational Panel in April 2011. He is the Fianna Fáil Seanad spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform.
Byrne was a candidate in the Meath East by-election held on 27 March 2013. He lost on the third count to Fine Gael candidate Helen McEntee, coming in second place overall. He was elected in the 2016 general election.
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|New constituency|| Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Meath East