Nicky McFadden

Nicky McFadden
Teachta Dála
In office
February 2011  March 2014
Constituency Longford–Westmeath
In office
July 2007  February 2011
Constituency Administrative Panel
Personal details
Born (1962-12-06)6 December 1962
Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
Died 25 March 2014(2014-03-25) (aged 51)
Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Relations Gabrielle McFadden (sister)
Children 2
Alma mater Athlone Institute of Technology

Nicky McFadden (6 December 1962 – 25 March 2014) was an Irish Fine Gael politician. She was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for Longford–Westmeath at the 2011 general election, and was a member of Seanad Éireann on the Administrative Panel from 2007 to 2011.[1]

A community worker, she was chairperson of the Strategic Policy Committee (Planning) of Westmeath County Council and Westmeath County Heritage Forum, and a member of Westmeath VEC. She was also a member of the governing body of Athlone Institute of Technology and chairperson of the Board of Management of Athlone Community College.

She obtained a Legal Studies Diploma from Athlone IT, was a medical secretary for nine years, and was also a former employee of Electric Ireland.

She was first elected to Athlone Town Council in 1999, topping the poll. In July 2003 she was co-opted onto Westmeath County Council when her father, Brendan McFadden, retired.

McFadden unsuccessfully contested the 2007 general election in the Longford–Westmeath constituency where she received over 5,000 first preferences.[2] She was elected to the Seanad in July 2007.

She died of the effects of motor neurone disease on 25 March 2014.[3][4]

Her sister Gabrielle McFadden held the Fine Gael seat at the 2014 Longford–Westmeath by-election.


  1. "Ms. Nicky McFadden". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  2. "Nicky McFadden". Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  3. "Fine Gael TD Nicky McFadden dies aged 51". RTÉ News. 25 March 2014.
  4. "Nicky McFadden death". Retrieved 25 March 2014.
Preceded by
Peter Kelly
(Fianna Fáil)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Longford–Westmeath
Gabrielle McFadden
(Fine Gael)
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