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Gabrielle McFadden (born 9 April 1967) is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as a Senator for the Cultural and Educational Panel since April 2016.[1] She previously served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Longford–Westmeath constituency from 2014 to 2016.[2]

Gabrielle McFadden
Assumed office
27 April 2016
ConstituencyCultural and Educational Panel
Teachta Dála
In office
May 2014 – February 2016
Personal details
Born (1967-04-09) 9 April 1967 (age 52)
Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland
Political partyFine Gael
Spouse(s)Brian McClean (m. 1997)
RelationsNicky McFadden (Sister)
Alma materAthlone Institute of Technology

The by-election was caused by the death of her sister Nicky McFadden, who was a Fine Gael politician. In December 2014, she was appointed to the Public Accounts Committee and to the Select Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality.[3]

McFadden was a member of Westmeath County Council for the Athlone area from 2009 to 2014.[4] She was the Mayor of Athlone from 2013 to 2014. She vacated her council seat before the Dáil by-election.[5]

She lost her seat at the 2016 general election.[4] She was subsequently elected to Seanad Éireann on the Cultural and Educational Panel. She is the Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson on Defence.


  1. ^ "Gabrielle McFadden". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  2. ^ "McFadden and Coppinger win by-elections". RTÉ News. 24 May 2014. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Gabrielle McFadden 'Honoured' To Take Up Oireachtas Committee Positions". Midlands Radio. 3 December 2014. Archived from the original on 16 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Gabrielle McFadden". Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  5. ^ Walsh, Alan (6 May 2014). "Cllr Gabrielle McFadden 'to concentrate exclusively' on becoming Longford/Westmeath's newest TD". Longford Leader. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014.

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