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Gino Kenny (born 25 June 1972) is an Irish Solidarity–People Before Profit politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin Mid-West constituency since the 2016 general election.[1][2]

Gino Kenny

Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2016
ConstituencyDublin Mid-West
Personal details
Born
Eugene Kenny

(1972-06-25) 25 June 1972 (age 47)
Clondalkin, Dublin, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partySolidarity–People Before Profit

He has lived in Neilstown since 1979.[3] Before entering politics he worked as a carer for the elderly in several hospitals.[4] He was a member of South Dublin County Council from 2009 until 2016, representing People Before Profit. He was elected to Dáil Éireann on his third attempt in February 2016.[5] He had previously contested the general elections of 2007 and 2011, finishing ahead of sitting TD Paul Gogarty in the latter.

He has been noted by international media for his involvement in the Campaign Against Home and Water Taxes.[6]

After being elected to the Dáil in 2016, he put forward a Private Member's Bill on the medicinal use of cannabis.[4] After this Bill was rejected by an Oireachtas Committee for being poorly planned, he called the Dáil a "kip."[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gino Kenny". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Election 2016: Gino Kenny". RTÉ News. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  3. ^ Holland, Kitty (28 February 2016). "Profile: Gino Kenny (AAA–PBP) Dublin Mid-West: Fourth TD elected of four". The Irish Times.
  4. ^ a b Gleeson, Colin (15 December 2016). "People Before Profit TD behind medicinal cannabis Bill calls Donald Trump 'a maniac'". The Irish Times.
  5. ^ "Gino Kenny". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Dublin gridlocked as 50,000 Irish protesters oppose 'Ministry of Thirst' water charges". 12 October 2014. Archived from the original on 28 February 2016. South Dublin County Councilor Gino Kenny, of the “People Before Profit” campaign, which supported the anti-water charges protest, told TheJournal.ie that he had not seen such a large rally since 2003 when people protested against the war in Iraq.
  7. ^ McEnroe, Juno. "Gino Kenny stands over Dáil 'kip' remark". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
Oireachtas
Preceded by
Robert Dowds
Frances Fitzgerald
Derek Keating
Joanna Tuffy
Teachta Dála for Dublin Mid-West
2016–present
With: John Curran
Frances Fitzgerald
Eoin Ó Broin
Incumbent