Brendan Ryan (Dublin politician)

Not to be confused with the former independent senator Brendan Ryan (Cork politician).
For other people named Brendan Ryan, see Brendan Ryan (disambiguation).
Brendan Ryan

Ryan in 2013
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2016
Constituency Dublin Fingal
Teachta Dála
In office
February 2011  February 2016
Constituency Dublin North
In office
27 July 2007  25 February 2011
Constituency Administrative Panel
Personal details
Born (1953-02-05) 5 February 1953
Donabate, Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Labour Party
Spouse(s) Margie Monks
Children 3
Alma mater Dublin Institute of Technology,
University College Dublin,
Dublin City University

Brendan Ryan (born 5 February 1953) is an Irish Labour Party politician. He was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin North constituency at the 2011 general election.[1]

Originally from the Donabate/Portrane area, he lives in Skerries, since he married in the late 1970s. He is a younger brother of Seán Ryan, a former Teachta Dála (TD) for Dublin North. He was educated at Dublin Institute of Technology, University College Dublin and Dublin City University, receiving a degree in chemistry and master's degrees in food science and business administration. He has worked as an operations manager. An unsuccessful candidate at the 2007 general election for Dublin North, he was then elected to the Administrative Panel of Seanad Éireann and served from 2007 to 2011.[2] An active member of the Labour Party since 1978; however, he had never held any elected office or public role before his election to the Seanad. His campaign literature claims he "sought the party nomination to take a more pro-active approach".

In 2011, he was elected to the Dáil for the first time. He was one of only seven Labour Party TDs returned to the Dáil at the 2016 general election. Of the other six, four were outgoing ministers and the other two were Ministers of State during the 31st Dáil.

See also


  1. "Mr. Brendan Ryan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
  2. "Brendan Ryan". Retrieved 7 January 2010.

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Preceded by
Darragh O'Brien
(Fianna Fáil)
Labour Party Teachta Dála for Dublin North
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