Jack Wall (politician)

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Jack Wall
Teachta Dála
In office
June 1997 – February 2016
Constituency Kildare South
In office
February 1993 – June 1997
Constituency Nominated by the Taoiseach
Personal details
Born (1945-07-01) 1 July 1945 (age 73)
Castledermot, County Kildare, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Labour Party
Spouse(s) Anne Byrne
Children 4

Jack Wall (born 1 July 1945) is a former Irish Labour Party politician. He was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Kildare South constituency.[1]

Wall was born in Castledermot, County Kildare and educated at Castledermot National School and Castledermot Vocational School. He worked as an electrician before entering into local politics in 1991 when he was elected to Athy Town Council and Kildare County Council.

In 1993 Wall was nominated to Seanad Éireann. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Labour Party TD for Kildare South at the 1997 general election, and has been re-elected at each subsequent general election.[2] He has previously served as party spokesperson for Agriculture, Defence and Arts, Sport and Tourism, and also for Community and Rural Affairs.

He is the chairperson of the Parliamentary Labour Party since May 2007.

On 10 July 2015, he announced that he would not be contesting the 2016 general election.[3]


  1. ^ "Mr. Jack Wall". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Jack Wall". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Kildare South to open up as Labour stalwart Jack Wall retires from Dáil". Irish Independent. 11 July 2015.

External links

  • Jack Wall's page on the Labour Party website
New constituency Labour Party Teachta Dála for Kildare South
Succeeded by
Fiona O'Loughlin
(Fianna Fáil)
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