Michael McCarthy (politician)

For other people with the same name, see Michael McCarthy (disambiguation).
Michael McCarthy
Teachta Dála
In office
February 2011  February 2016
Constituency Cork South–West
In office
September 2002  February 2011
Constituency Labour Panel
Personal details
Born (1976-11-15) 15 November 1976
Dunmanway, Cork, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Labour Party
Website www.michaelmccarthy.ie

Michael McCarthy (born 15 November 1976) is an Irish Labour Party politician, who was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork South–West constituency at the 2011 general election.[1] A former member of Seanad Éireann, McCarthy was first elected to the Seanad in 2002, and was re-elected in 2007, on the Labour Panel on both occasions. A native of Dunmanway in west Cork, he entered politics at the age of twenty-two by gaining a seat for the Labour Party on Cork County Council in the Skibbereen Electoral Area.

He was the Labour Party spokesperson on Marine, and acted as spokesperson in the Seanad on Agriculture, Community and Rural Affairs, and Communications, Marine and Natural Resources.

McCarthy stood unsuccessfully as a Labour Party candidate for the Cork South–West constituency at the 2002 and 2007 general elections, before being elected to the Dáil at the 2011 general election.[2]

He lost his seat at the 2016 general election.[2]


  1. "Mr. Michael McCarthy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  2. 1 2 "Michael McCarthy". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 1 March 2010.
Preceded by
P. J. Sheehan
(Fine Gael)
Labour Party Teachta Dála for Cork South–West
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