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Liam Twomey (born 3 April 1967) is a former Irish Fine Gael politician who served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Wexford constituency from 2002 to 2007 and 2011 to 2016.[1]

Liam Twomey
Liam Twomey, May 2015 (17744432900) (cropped).jpg
Teachta Dála
In office
February 2011 – February 2016
In office
May 2002 – May 2007
ConstituencyWexford
Senator
In office
12 July 2007 – February 2011
ConstituencyCultural and Educational Panel
Personal details
Born (1967-04-03) 3 April 1967 (age 52)
Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyFine Gael
Spouse(s)Elizabeth O'Sullivan (m. 2001)
Children3
Alma materTrinity College, Dublin
Websiteliamtwomey.blogspot.com

Twomey was born in Bealad, Clonakilty in County Cork. He was educated at St. Finbarr's Seminary and Trinity College, Dublin. He is married to Elizabeth O'Sullivan and they have three children.

He worked as a General practitioner (GP) before entering public office in 2002. Before his election to Dáil Éireann, Twomey was Chairman of the Wexford Branch of the Irish Medical Organisation.

At the 2002 general election, Twomey was elected to the Dáil as an Independent TD for the Wexford constituency, on a campaign of highlighting the deficiencies in the Irish health service.[2] He joined Fine Gael in September 2004. He was the opposition spokesperson on Health from 2004 to 2007.

He lost his seat at the 2007 general election, being eliminated after the 6th count. He was subsequently elected to the 23rd Seanad in July 2007 for the Cultural and Educational Panel.[2] He was the Fine Gael Finance Spokesperson in the Seanad from 2007 to 2011.

At the 2011 general election he was again elected as a TD for Wexford.[2]

Twomey represented Fine Gael in the Oireachtas delegation that met the Bundestag's Budgetary and European Affairs committees in Berlin, Germany in late January 2012.[3] In January 2015 he was appointed Chair of the Oireachtas Joint Committee for Finance Public Expenditure and Reform.

On 17 July 2015 he announced that he would not stand in the 2016 general election.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dr. Liam Twomey". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "Liam Twomey". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Oireachtas delegation in Bundestag meeting". RTÉ News. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Liam Twomey will not contest general election". The Irish Times. 17 July 2015.

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Oireachtas
Preceded by
Ivan Yates
(Fine Gael)
Independent Teachta Dála for Wexford
2002–2004
Succeeded by
Himself
as Fine Gael TD
Preceded by
Himself
as Independent TD
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Wexford
2004–2007
Succeeded by
Michael W. D'Arcy
(Fine Gael)
Preceded by
Michael W. D'Arcy
(Fine Gael)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Wexford
2011–2016
Succeeded by
Michael W. D'Arcy
(Fine Gael)