Kathryn Reilly

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Kathryn Reilly
Kathryn Reilly.jpg
In office
April 2011 – April 2016
Constituency Industrial and Commercial Panel
Personal details
Born (1988-09-17) 17 September 1988 (age 30)
Ballyjamesduff, Cavan, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Sinn Féin
Alma mater Dublin City University,
University College Dublin

Kathryn Reilly (born 17 September 1988) is an Irish Sinn Féin politician and former member of Seanad Éireann.[1]

She grew up in Ballyjamesduff, County Cavan.[2] She has a degree in Economics from Dublin City University,[2] and a Masters in European Economic and Public Affairs from University College Dublin.[3] She previously worked as a parliamentary assistant to former Sinn Féin TD Arthur Morgan.[4]

She first entered politics for election to Dáil Éireann in the Cavan–Monaghan constituency at the 2011 general election, but was not elected.[5] In April 2011 she was elected to Seanad Éireann on the Industrial and Commercial Panel.[5]

She was the youngest member of the Oireachtas in 2011; having been elected at age 22, and she is the youngest ever elected member of the Seanad.[6]

She was again an unsuccessful candidate in the Cavan–Monaghan constituency at the 2016 general election .

In March 2016 she confirmed her intention not to run for re-election to the Seanad [7]


  1. ^ "Ms. Kathryn Reilly". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 5 November 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Kathryn Reilly". Sinn Féin. Archived from the original on 15 April 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  3. ^ Collins, Stephen (2011). Nealon's Guide to the 31st Dáil and 24th Seanad. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. p. 205. ISBN 9780717150595.
  4. ^ "Kathryn Reilly". TheJournal.ie. February 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Kathryn Reilly". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  6. ^ "Fine Gael wins 18 seats in Seanad". RTÉ News. 29 April 2011.
  7. ^ "Sitting Senator confirms she isn't running in Seanad election". Northern Sound. 21 March 2016. Archived from the original on 29 March 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2016.

External links

  • Kathryn Reilly's page on the Sinn Féin website
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