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Eamonn Maloney (born 1953) is a former Irish independent politician.[1] He was elected to Dáil Éireann as a Labour Party Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin South-West constituency at the 2011 general election.[2]

Eamonn Maloney
Teachta Dála
In office
February 2011 – February 2016
ConstituencyDublin South-West
Personal details
Born1953 (age 65–66)
County Donegal, Ireland
Political partyIndependent (since 2015)
Other political
Labour Party (1992–2015)
Democratic Socialist Party

He was a member of South Dublin County Council from 1999 to 2011, representing the Tallaght area. He a former member of Jim Kemmy's Democratic Socialist Party and contested Dublin South-West at the 1987 general election for that party.[2] He is a brother of former Senator Seán Maloney.

In the past he has worked in a factory and been on the dole. During the 31st Dáil, he was the only TD in Ireland who claimed no expenses, a policy he carried out throughout his twelve years at local level and maintained at national level.[3]

Justifying the cut in unemployment benefit from €144 to €100 per week for young people aged 22 to 24 in the 2014 budget, Maloney said "Parents will tell you that they do not want their children at home watching a flat-screen television seven days a week.".[4]

In July 2015, he announced that he would not be contesting the 2016 general election.[5] In September 2015, he resigned from the Labour Party, and announced that he was contesting the 2016 general election as an independent candidate.[6]

He subsequently lost his seat at the 2016 general election, polling 1,627 first preferences.[2]


  1. ^ "Eamonn Maloney". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 15 May 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Eamonn Maloney". Retrieved 15 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Meet the only TD in Ireland who claims NO expenses". The 2 February 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  4. ^ "TD wants to 'save young from flat-screen TVs'". Irish Independent. 18 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Labour TD Eamonn Maloney bows out of race ahead of next general election". Irish Independent. 29 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Eamonn Maloney resigns from Labour Party". RTÉ News. 26 September 2015.
Preceded by
Charlie O'Connor
(Fianna Fáil)
Teachta Dála for Dublin South-West
Succeeded by
John Lahart
(Fianna Fáil)