Michael Finneran

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Michael Finneran
Minister of State
for Housing and Local Services
In office
13 May 2008 – 9 March 2011
Teachta Dála
In office
May 2007 – February 2011
Constituency Roscommon–South Leitrim
In office
May 2002 – May 2007
Constituency Longford–Roscommon
In office
October 1989 – May 2002
Constituency Administrative Panel
Personal details
Born (1947-09-10) 10 September 1947 (age 71)
Roscommon, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil

Michael Finneran (born 10 September 1947) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Roscommon–South Leitrim constituency from 2007 to 2011, and also served as a Minister of State.[1]

A former psychiatric nurse, Finneran was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2002 general election for the Longford–Roscommon constituency. He was previously a member of Seanad Éireann from 1989 to 2002.[2]

On 13 May 2008, shortly after Brian Cowen became Taoiseach, he was appointed as Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government with special responsibility for Housing, Urban Renewal and Developing Areas. The title was changed to Housing and Local Services in 2009.

He retired from politics at the 2011 general election.[3]


  1. ^ "Mr. Michael Finneran". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 29 May 2009.
  2. ^ "Michael Finneran". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 29 May 2009.
  3. ^ "Woods on €106,000 pension as struggling party loses 11th TD". Irish Independent. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2011.
Preceded by
Seán Doherty
(Fianna Fáil)
Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Longford–Roscommon
Constituency abolished
New constituency Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Roscommon–South Leitrim
Succeeded by
Luke 'Ming' Flanagan
Political offices
Preceded by
Batt O'Keeffe
Minister of State for Housing and Local Services
Office abolished
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