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Noel Coonan (born 6 January 1951) is a former Irish Fine Gael politician who served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Tipperary North constituency from 2007 to 2016. He was a Senator for the Cultural and Educational Panel from 2002 to 2007.[1]

Noel Coonan
Teachta Dála
In office
May 2007 – February 2016
ConstituencyTipperary North
In office
September 2002 – May 2007
ConstituencyCultural and Educational Panel
Personal details
Born (1951-01-06) 6 January 1951 (age 68)
Cahir, County Tipperary, Ireland
Political partyFine Gael
Spouse(s)Pauline Coonan

He was elected at the 2007 general election to Dáil Éireann for Tipperary North. He had been a member of the 22nd Seanad Éireann in 2002 for Fine Gael, elected by the Cultural and Educational Panel.[2]

A former member of North Tipperary County Council, and Templemore Town Council he was an unsuccessful candidate for Dáil Éireann in the Tipperary North constituency at the 2002 general election.

He was the Fine Gael deputy spokesperson on Agriculture, Fisheries and Food with special responsibility for Common Agricultural Policy reform from October 2010 to March 2011. He had been on deputy spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources with special responsibility for Telecommunications from 2007 to 2010. He is President of the Collins 22 Society.

He lost his seat at the 2016 general election [2] and was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the 25nd Seanad in April 2016.


  1. ^ "Mr. Noel Coonan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 4 September 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Noel Coonan". Retrieved 4 September 2009.

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