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Famous Politicians from Ireland

Updated October 13, 2018 27.0k views469 items

List of famous politicians from Ireland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Irish politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Irish politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Ireland and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Ireland, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List is made up of many different politicians, including John A. Costello and Mick Barry.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Ireland in order to get more information about each one.
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  • 1

    BirthplaceCounty Galway, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Áine Brady (née Kitt; born 8 September 1954) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as Minister of State for Older People and Health Promotion from 2009 to 2011. She was a Teachta Dála...  more
  • 2

    Alan Abernethy

    Age: 62

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Alan Francis Abernethy is the current Bishop of Connor. Born on 12 April 1957, educated at Grosvenor High School, Belfast, Queen's University Belfast and Trinity College, Dublin, and ordained in...  more
  • 3

    Alan Dukes

    Age: 74

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Alan James Dukes (born 20 April 1945) is an Irish former Fine Gael politician who served as Minister for Transport, Energy and Communication from 1996 to 1997, Leader of the Opposition and Leader of...  more
  • 4

    Alan Farrell

    Age: 42

    BirthplaceMalahide, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

    Alan Farrell (born 29 December 1977) is an Irish Fine Gael politician, who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin Fingal constituency since the 2011 general election. He previously served as a...  more
  • 5

    Alan Kelly

    Age: 44

    BirthplaceCounty Tipperary, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Alan Kelly (born 13 July 1975) is an Irish Labour Party politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Tipperary constituency since the 2016 general election. He previously served as Minister...  more
  • 6

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Alan Joseph Shatter (born 14 February 1951) is a lawyer, author and former Irish Fine Gael politician. He served as Minister for Justice and Equality and Minister for Defence from 2011 to 2014. He...  more
  • 7

    BirthplaceCushendall, United Kingdom

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom

    Alasdair McDonnell (born 1 September 1949) is an Irish politician who is a member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), and was the Member of Parliament for Belfast South from 2005 to...  more
  • 8

    Albert Grant

    Dec. at 68 (1831-1899)

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Albert Grant who made a fortune and then lost it, gave Leicester Square to Londoners....  more
  • 9

    Albert Reynolds

    Dec. at 82 (1932-2014)

    BirthplaceRoosky, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Albert Reynolds (3 November 1932 – 21 August 2014) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as Taoiseach from 1992 to 1994, Leader of Fianna Fáil from 1992 to 1994, Minister for Finance from...  more
  • 10

    BirthplaceNorthern Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Alex Maskey (born 8 January 1952) is an Irish politician who was the first member of Sinn Féin to serve as Belfast's Lord Mayor. He was Sinn Féin's longest sitting councillor and is currently an MLA...  more
  • 11

    Alex White

    Age: 61

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Alex White (born 3 December 1958) is a former Irish Labour Party politician who served as Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources from 2014 to 2016, Minister of State for Primary...  more
  • 12

    Andrew Doyle

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Andrew Doyle (born 2 July 1960) is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture since May 2016. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the...  more
  • 13

    Andrew Kelly

    Dec. at 59 (1854-1913)

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland, Australia

    Andrew Joseph Kelly was an Australian Labor Party politician who served as Member for Lachlan in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1891 to 1913....  more
  • 14

    Andrew Montague

    Andrew Montague is an Irish Labour Party politician and member of Dublin City Council. He is a former Lord Mayor of Dublin. Born in Santry, Dublin, he attended Larkhill B.N.S, and St. Aidan's C.B.S....  more
  • 15

    BirthplaceNorthern Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland, United Kingdom

    Arlene Isabel Foster MLA PC (née Kelly, 3 July 1970) is a Northern Irish politician serving as Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party since 2015. She has been the Member of the Northern Ireland...  more
  • 16

    Arthur Griffith

    Dec. at 50 (1872-1922)

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Arthur Joseph Griffith (Irish: Art Seosamh Ó Gríobhtha; 31 March 1871 – 12 August 1922) was an Irish writer, newspaper editor and politician who founded the political party Sinn Féin. He led the...  more
  • 17

    Arthur Jackson

    Arthur Jackson was an Irish politician. He was an independent member of Seanad Éireann from 1922 to 1928. From County Sligo, he was nominated to the Seanad by the President of the Executive Council...  more
  • 18

    Arthur MacMorrough Kavanagh

    Dec. at 58 (1831-1889)

    BirthplaceRepublic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

    Arthur MacMurrough Kavanagh (25 March 1831 – 25 December 1889) was an Irish politician. His middle name is spelled MacMorrough in some contemporaneous sources....  more
  • 19

    Arthur Morgan

    Age: 65

    BirthplaceOmeath

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Arthur Morgan (born 23 July 1954) is an Irish former Sinn Féin politician. He was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Louth constituency from 2002 to 2011.Morgan was born in Omeath in County Louth. Educated...  more
  • 20

    Arthur Vincent

    Arthur Rose Vincent CBE was an Irish politician and barrister. He also served as a judge of various British colonial and extraterritorial courts. Together with his parents-in-law, he donated Muckross...  more
  • 21

    Austin Deasy

    Age: 83

    BirthplaceDungarvan, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Austin Cathal Deasy (26 August 1936 – 10 June 2017) was an Irish Fine Gael politician who served as Minister for Agriculture from 1982 to 1987. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Waterford...  more
  • 22

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Avril Doyle (née Belton; born 18 April 1949) is an Irish former Fine Gael politician....  more
  • 23

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Barry Andrews (born 16 May 1967) is an Irish politician who is due to serve as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Dublin constituency when the United Kingdom leaves the European Union....  more
  • 24

    BirthplaceCounty Tyrone, Northern Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Columba Barry McElduff (Irish: Barra Mac Giolla Duibh, born 16 August 1966) is an Irish Sinn Féin member and former politician. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the West Tyrone UK parliament...  more
  • 25

    Basil Kelly

    Dec. at 88 (1920-2008)

    BirthplaceCounty Monaghan, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Sir John William Basil Kelly, QC, PC(NI), PC (10 May 1920 – 5 December 2008) was a Northern Irish barrister, judge and politician....  more