John Kelly (Roscommon politician)

John Kelly
In office
April 2011  April 2016
Constituency Administrative Panel
Personal details
Born (1960-02-02) 2 February 1960
Ballintober, Roscommon, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Labour Party (since 2010)
Other political

John Kelly (born 2 February 1960) is an Irish Labour Party politician.[1][2] He was elected to the 24th Seanad in April 2011 on the Administrative Panel.[3]

He was previously a member of Roscommon County Council, having been elected in 2004 as an independent candidate for the Ballaghaderreen local electoral area. He stood as an independent for the Roscommon–South Leitrim constituency at the 2007 general election but was not elected.[4] He was re-elected as an independent to Roscommon County Council in 2009, this time for the Castlerea electoral area.

He joined the Labour Party in February 2010 and was the party candidate for Roscommon–South Leitrim at the 2011 general election but was not elected.[4] He is the Labour Party Seanad spokesperson on Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht Affairs, Training and Skills.


  1. "Mr. John Kelly". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  2. Collins, Stephen (2011). Nealon's Guide to the 31st Dáil and 24th Seanad. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. p. 196. ISBN 9780717150595.
  3. "Fine Gael win 18 seats in Seanad". RTÉ News. 29 April 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
  4. 1 2 "John Kelly". Retrieved 30 April 2011.

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