Trevor Ó Clochartaigh
|Trevor Ó Clochartaigh|
24 April 2011 – 5 February 2018
14 March 1968|
|Alma mater||NUI Galway|
Ó Clochartaigh was born and raised in Huddersfield, England. 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. He also worked in television production as producer of Fair City and Ros na Rún, and in community development projects.
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. 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.
In November 2017, he left Sinn Féin, citing "serious disciplinary issues" within the party. However Sinn Féin claim that Trevor left the party because "he was worried that a democratic vote of party members in the constituency would not select him to contest the election" and that just days before his leaving he had been advocating that two candidates instead of just one should be nominated at the Party's local selection convention.
- "Mr. Trevor Ó Clochartaigh". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
- Collins, Stephen (2011). Nealon's Guide to the 31st Dáil and 24th Seanad. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. p. 199. ISBN 9780717150595.
- "Trevor Ó Clochartaigh profile". Sinn Féin. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
- "Trevor Ó Clochartaigh". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
- "Counting continues in Seanad election". RTÉ News. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
- @OireachtasNews (26 April 2016). "Seanad Éireann - Result of the 13th Count - #25thSeanad #seeforyourself" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Christina Finn, Sinn Féin senator quits, alleging 'serious disciplinary issues' in the party, TheJournal.ie November 30, 2017.
- Sinn Féin response to Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh resignation., SinnFéin.ie, 30 November 2017.