MacSharry in 2014
Assumed office |
12 September 2002 – 26 February 2016
|Constituency||Industrial and Commercial Panel|
12 July 1973|
|Political party||Fianna Fáil|
|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. Born in Dublin, he was educated in Sligo and at Castleknock College, Dublin. 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
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. 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.
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- Collins, Stephen (2011). Nealon's Guide to the 31st Dáil and 24th Seanad. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. p. 204. ISBN 9780717150595.
- "Marc MacSharry". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
- "Election 2016: Marc MacSharry". RTÉ. 2016-02-28.