Trevor Ó Clochartaigh

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Senator
Trevor Ó Clochartaigh
Trevor Ó Clochartaigh 2013.jpg
Ó Clochartaigh in 2013
Senator
Assumed office
24 April 2011
Constituency Agricultural Panel
Personal details
Born (1968-03-14) 14 March 1968 (age 49)
Huddersfield, England, UK
Nationality Irish
Political party Sinn Féin
Other political
affiliations
Labour Party
Alma mater NUI Galway

Trevor Ó Clochartaigh ([ˈtrɛvər oː ˈklˠɔxaɾˠt̪ˠiː] born 14 March 1968) is an Irish Sinn Féin politician and member of Seanad Éireann.[1]

Ó Clochartaigh was born and raised in Huddersfield, England.[2] His parents came from the Connemara area of County Galway. He attended NUI Galway, graduating with a Commerce degree. He worked in Irish language theatre, and is a former manager and artistic director of An Taiḃḋearc.[2] He also worked in television production as producer of Fair City and Ros na Rún, and in community development projects.[3]

He first entered politics as a member of the Labour Party, unsuccessfully contesting the Connemara area of Galway County Council at the 2004 local elections.[4] He subsequently left Labour and joined Sinn Féin, and was the party's candidate at the 2009 local elections and for Dáil Éireann in the Galway West constituency at the 2011 general election, but was not elected.[3][4]

In April 2011, he was elected to Seanad Éireann on the Agricultural Panel [5] and was re-elected in April 2016.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Trevor Ó Clochartaigh". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Collins, Stephen (2011). Nealon's Guide to the 31st Dáil and 24th Seanad. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. p. 199. ISBN 9780717150595. 
  3. ^ a b "Trevor Ó Clochartaigh profile". Sinn Féin. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Trevor Ó Clochartaigh". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Counting continues in Seanad election". RTÉ News. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2011. 
  6. ^ OireachtasNews (26 April 2016). "Seanad Éireann - Result of the 13th Count - #25thSeanad #seeforyourself" (Tweet) – via Twitter.