Thomas Byrne (Meath politician)
|Opposition Spokesperson for
Education and Skills
18 May 2016
|Preceded by||Charlie McConalogue|
May 2007 – February 2011
April 2011 – February 2016
|Constituency||Cultural and Educational Panel|
1 June 1977 |
Drogheda, Louth, Ireland
|Political party||Fianna Fáil|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Dublin|
Thomas Byrne (born 1 June 1977) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was elected to Seanad Éireann in April 2011. He was previously a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Meath East constituency from 2007 to 2011. He was re-elected to the Dáil at the 2016 general election.
He is married to a former Seneschalstown and Meath ladies' footballer Ann Hunt. They have three children.
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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- "Meath East: Hannigan pins his hopes on Breakfast Roll Man's support". Irish Independent. 11 February 2011.
|New constituency||Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Meath East