Marc MacSharry

Marc MacSharry

MacSharry in 2014
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2016
Constituency Sligo–Leitrim
In office
12 September 2002  26 February 2016
Constituency Industrial and Commercial Panel
Personal details
Born (1973-07-12) 12 July 1973
Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Children 3
Profession Former estate agent

Marc MacSharry (born 12 July 1973) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and a member of Dáil Éireann since February 2016.[1] Born in Dublin, he was educated in Sligo and at Castleknock College, Dublin.[2] He is the son of Ray MacSharry, the former Fianna Fáil minister and European Commissioner.

He was first elected in 2002 on the Industrial and Commercial Panel and was appointed Seanad spokesperson on Communications, Marine and Natural Resources. He was re-elected in 2007 and was appointed Seanad spokesperson on Finance [3]

Before the 2011 general election MacSharry was appointed to the Fianna Fáil front bench on 31 January by the new leader Micheál Martin. He was appointed as spokesperson on Tourism and Arts. MacSharry was a candidate at the 2011 general election in the Sligo–North Leitrim constituency but was not elected.[3] He was re-elected to the Seanad in April 2011 and was appointed Fianna Fáil Seanad spokesperson on Health. Political career to date has included serving as a member of the Forum on Europe, and of Oireachtas committees on Communications, Marine & Natural Resources, Health, Finance, Committee of Inquiry into The Banking Crisis, Houses of Oireachtas Commission and is currently a member of the Dail Public Accounts Committee.

He was elected to the Dáil for the Sligo–Leitrim constituency at the 2016 general election.[4]

See also


  1. "Mr. Marc MacSharry". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  2. Collins, Stephen (2011). Nealon's Guide to the 31st Dáil and 24th Seanad. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. p. 204. ISBN 9780717150595.
  3. 1 2 "Marc MacSharry". Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  4. "Election 2016: Marc MacSharry". RTÉ. 2016-02-28.
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