Niall Collins

Niall Collins
Opposition Spokesperson for
Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Assumed office
18 May 2016
Leader Micheál Martin
Preceded by Dara Calleary
Opposition Spokesperson for
Justice and Equality
In office
April 2011  May 2016
Leader Micheál Martin
Preceded by Alan Shatter
Succeeded by Jim O'Callaghan
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2016
Constituency Limerick County
In office
February 2011  February 2016
Constituency Limerick
In office
May 2007  February 2011
Constituency Limerick West
Personal details
Born (1973-03-30) 30 March 1973
Patrickswell, Limerick, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil

Niall Collins (born 30 March 1973) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He is a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Limerick County constituency, having previously sat for Limerick West from 2007 to 2011 and for Limerick from 2011 to 2016.[1] Before this he served as a member of Limerick County Council for the Bruff Local electoral area, being first elected to the council at the 2004 local elections.[2] Collins was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2007 general election for Limerick West. He was elected on the first count; he received the ninth-highest vote in the country and the highest vote of any of the newcomers to the Dáil.

He was the Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Environment, Community and Local Government from April 2011 to July 2012. In July 2012 he was appointed as party spokesperson on Justice and Equality. Following the formation of the Government of the 32nd Dáil, Collins became party spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

His grandfather James Collins represented Limerick West in the Dáil from 1948 until 1967. His uncle Gerry Collins is a former government minister and MEP, who was a TD for Limerick West from 1967 to 1997. Another uncle, Michael J. Collins, sat for Limerick West in the Dáil from 1997 until he retired in 2007.

See also


  1. "Mr. Niall Collins". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 28 February 2009.
  2. "Niall Collins". Retrieved 28 February 2009.
Preceded by
Michael J. Collins
(Fianna Fáil)
Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Limerick West
Constituency abolished
New constituency Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Limerick
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