Michael Harty

Michael Harty (born 7 April 1955) is a former Irish Independent politician who served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Clare constituency from 2016 to 2020.[1][2]

Michael Harty
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Chair of the Committee on Health
In office
4 April 2016 – 14 January 2020
Preceded byJerry Buttimer
Succeeded byTBD
Teachta Dála
In office
February 2016 – February 2020
Personal details
Born (1955-04-07) 7 April 1955 (age 64)
Limerick, Ireland
Political partyIndependent
Alma materRoyal College of Surgeons

A general practitioner based in Kilmihil, County Clare, he campaigned on a 'No Doctor No Village' platform to reverse the decline in the income of rural GPs.[3]

On the election of Taoiseach in 2016, he voted for Enda Kenny as Taoiseach. He served as Chair of the Committee on Health from April 2016 to February 2020.

On 13 January 2020, he announced that he would not be contesting the 2020 general election.[4]


  1. ^ "Michael Harty". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Michael Harty". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Election 2016: Dr Michael Harty". RTÉ News. 27 February 2016.
  4. ^ O'Regan, Eilish (13 January 2020). "Dr Michael Harty will not seek re-election as TD". Irish Independent. Retrieved 13 January 2020.