Eoin Ryan Jnr

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Eoin Ryan
Member of the European Parliament
In office
June 2004 – June 2009
Constituency Dublin
Teachta Dála
In office
November 1992 – May 2007
Constituency Dublin South-East
Personal details
Born (1953-02-24) 24 February 1953 (age 65)
Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil

Eoin Ryan (born 24 February 1953) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for Dublin from 2004 to 2009, and also was a Teachta Dála (TD) for Dublin South-East from 1992 to 2007.[1]

Ryan was born in Dublin in 1953 and educated at St. Mary's College, Rathmines; College of Commerce, Rathmines; and Kildalton Horticulture College, County Kilkenny. In 1985 he was elected to Dublin City Council. In 1989 he was nominated to Seanad Éireann by then Taoiseach Charles Haughey. Ryan was elected to Dáil Éireann for the first time at the 1992 general election. He was re-elected at the 1997 general election, topping the poll in the Dublin South-East constituency.[2]

In February 2000 Ryan was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation. In 2004 he was elected to the European Parliament for the Dublin constituency. He subsequently joined the Union for Europe of the Nations grouping.

Ryan comes from an Irish political family. His father, Eoin Ryan Snr, was a senator in Seanad Éireann for a number of years. Ryan's grandfather was James Ryan, a founding-member of Fianna Fáil and a long-serving cabinet minister.

Ryan retired from national politics at the 2007 general election, opting to concentrate on European politics. He subsequently lost his seat at the 2009 European Parliament election.[3]


  1. ^ "Mr. Eoin Ryan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 8 May 2009.
  2. ^ "Eoin Ryan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 8 May 2009.
  3. ^ "Ireland's Cowen Faces No-Confidence Vote After Poll". Bloomberg. 8 June 2009.

External links

  • European Parliament profile
Preceded by
Gerard Brady
Joe Doyle
Garret FitzGerald
Ruairi Quinn
Teachta Dála for Dublin South-East
With: Frances Fitzgerald 1992–2002
Michael McDowell 1992–97
Ruairi Quinn 1982–2016
John Gormley 1997–2011
Michael McDowell 2002–07
Succeeded by
Chris Andrews
Lucinda Creighton
John Gormley
Ruairi Quinn
European Parliament
Preceded by
Niall Andrews
(Fianna Fáil)
Member of the European Parliament for Dublin
Succeeded by
Joe Higgins
(Socialist Party)
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