Thomas Byrne (Meath politician)
Thomas Byrne (born 1 June 1977) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Meath East constituency since 2016, and previously from 2007 to 2011. He was a Senator for the Cultural and Educational Panel 2011 to 2016.
|Assumed office |
May 2007 – February 2011
25 April 2011 – 26 February 2016
|Constituency||Cultural and Educational Panel|
|Born||1 June 1977|
Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland
|Political party||Fianna Fáil|
|Spouse(s)||Ann Hunt (m. 2005)|
|Alma mater||Trinity College Dublin|
He is married to a former Seneschalstown and Meath ladies' footballer Ann Hunt. They have three children.. His father Thomas Byrne is a Fianna Fáil County Councillor in County Louth. Before his son's election to Dáil Éireann he sat as an Independent member of Louth County Council.
He lost his seat at the 2011 general election. He was elected to Seanad Éireann on the Cultural and Educational Panel in April 2011. He was the Fianna Fáil Seanad spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform.
Byrne was a candidate in the Meath East by-election held on 27 March 2013. He lost on the third count to the Fine Gael candidate Helen McEntee, coming in second place overall. He was re-elected in the 2016 general election.
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