John Brassil (born 19 March 1963) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician who was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Kerry constituency from 2016 to 2020.[1]

John Brassil
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Teachta Dála
In office
February 2016 – February 2020
Personal details
Born (1963-03-19) 19 March 1963 (age 56)
Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland
Political partyFianna Fáil
Spouse(s)Bernadette Brassil
Alma materTrinity College Dublin

He gained the Fianna Fáil nomination in 2015, ahead of former North Kerry TD Tom McEllistrim, who lost his seat at the 2011 general election. As Norma Moriarty, Fianna Fáil's other candidate in Kerry was based in the south of the constituency, Brassil held the monopoly in a traditionally Fianna Fáil region of North Kerry.

Brassil was appointed by Micheál Martin as the Fianna Fáil junior spokesperson on primary care and community health services. He is a pharmacist by profession. He was a member of Kerry County Council from 1999 to 2016 for the Listowel electoral area.[2][3] He lost his seat at the general election in February 2020.


  1. ^ "John Brassil". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Election 2016: John Brassil". RTÉ. 29 February 2016.
  3. ^ "John Brassil". Retrieved 24 February 2019.

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