Seán Haughey

Seán Haughey

Haughey in 2010
Minister of State
for Lifelong Learning and School Transport
In office
20 June 2007  9 March 2011
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
Brian Cowen
Preceded by Síle de Valera
Succeeded by Office abolished
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2016
Constituency Dublin Bay North
Teachta Dála
In office
November 1992  February 2011
Constituency Dublin North-Central
In office
April 1987  November 1992
Constituency Administrative Panel
Personal details
Born (1961-11-08) 8 November 1961
Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Spouse(s) Orla O'Brien
Relations Charles Haughey (Father)
Children 4
Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin

Seán Haughey (born 8 November 1961) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin North-Central constituency from 1992 until 2011, and has represented Dublin Bay North since 2016. He is a former Minister of State.[1]

The son of Charles Haughey and Maureen Lemass, Haughey was educated at St Paul's College, Raheny, Dublin and Trinity College, Dublin where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Politics. Haughey entered politics in 1985 when he was elected to Dublin City Council for the Artane electoral area. He was re-elected to the council in 1991 and 1999 and served until 2003. He was Lord Mayor of Dublin from 1989 to 1990.

Haughey served as a member of Seanad Éireann from 1987 until 1992. In that year he was elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin North-Central.[2] He had unsuccessfully contested the Dublin North-East constituency at the 1987 and 1989 general elections. Haughey was appointed in December 2006 as a Minister of State at the Department of Education and Science with responsibility for Adult Education, Youth Affairs and Educational Disadvantage. In June 2007 he was appointed as Minister of State at the Department of Education and Science and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment with responsibility for Lifelong Learning, Youth Work and School Transport.

Haughey is a member of a political family. His father was Charles Haughey, while his maternal grandfather was Seán Lemass; each served as Taoiseach. His uncle Noel Lemass, Jnr and aunt Eileen Lemass were also members of Dáil Éireann.

He lost his seat at the 2011 general election.[2]

He was elected to Dublin City Council for the Clontarf area at the 2014 local elections. He regained a seat in the Dáil at the 2016 general election.

See also


  1. "Mr. Seán Haughey". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 22 July 2009.
  2. 1 2 "Seán Haughey". Retrieved 22 July 2009.
Civic offices
Preceded by
Ben Briscoe
Lord Mayor of Dublin
Succeeded by
Michael Donnelly
Preceded by
Vincent Brady
Richard Bruton
Ivor Callely
Charles Haughey
Teachta Dála for Dublin North-Central
With: Richard Bruton 1982–2016
Ivor Callely 1989–2007
Derek McDowell 1992–2002
Finian McGrath 2002–16
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin 2011–16
Succeeded by
Richard Bruton
Finian McGrath
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin
New constituency Teachta Dála for Dublin Bay North
With: Tommy Broughan
Richard Bruton
Finian McGrath
Denise Mitchell
Political offices
Preceded by
Síle de Valera
Minister of State
for Adult Education, Youth Affairs and Educational Disadvantage

Office abolished
Preceded by
New office
Minister of State
for Lifelong Learning and School Transport

Office abolished
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