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Famous Politicians from Ireland

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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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Áine Brady is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Age: 65

Birthplace: County Galway, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic 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 ...more
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Alan Abernethy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Alan Abernethy Age: 62

Nationality: Republic 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
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Alan Dukes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Age: 74

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic 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 ...more
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Alan Farrell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Alan Farrell Age: 42

Birthplace: Malahide, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic of Ireland

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 ...more
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Alan Kelly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Age: 44

Birthplace: Portroe, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic 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 ...more
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Alan Shatter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Age: 68

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic 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. ...more
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Alasdair McDonnell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Age: 70

Birthplace: Ireland, Europe, Eurasia, Ulster, United Kingdom, + more

Nationality: 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 ...more
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Albert Grant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Albert Grant Dec. at 68 (1831-1899)

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Albert Grant who made a fortune and then lost it, gave Leicester Square to Londoners.
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Albert Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Dec. at 82 (1932-2014)

Birthplace: Roosky, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic 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 ...more
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Alex Maskey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Age: 67

Birthplace: Ireland, Europe, Northern Ireland, Eurasia, United Kingdom, + more

Nationality: 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 ...more
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Alex White is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Age: 61

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic 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 ...more
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Andrew Doyle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Andrew Doyle Age: 59

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic 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) ...more
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Andrew Kelly is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Andrew Kelly Dec. at 59 (1854-1913)

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic of Ireland, 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.
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Andrew Montague is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Andrew Montague

Birthplace: Santry, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic of Ireland

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 ...more
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Arlene Foster is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Age: 49

Birthplace: Northern Ireland

Nationality: Republic 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 ...more
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Arthur Griffith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Dec. at 50 (1872-1922)

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic 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 ...more
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Arthur Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Arthur Jackson

Nationality: Republic of Ireland

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 ...more
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Arthur MacMorrough Kavan... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Arthur MacMorrough Kavanagh Dec. at 58 (1831-1889)

Birthplace: Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Arthur MacMurrough Kavanagh (25 March 1831 – 25 December 1889) was an Irish politician. His middle name is spelled MacMorrough in some contemporaneous sources.
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Arthur Morgan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Arthur Morgan Age: 65

Birthplace: Omeath

Nationality: Republic 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 ...more
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Arthur Vincent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Arthur Vincent

Nationality: Republic of Ireland

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 ...more
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Austin Deasy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Austin Deasy Age: 83

Birthplace: Dungarvan, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic 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 ...more
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Avril Doyle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Age: 70

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic of Ireland

Avril Doyle (née Belton; born 18 April 1949) is an Irish former Fine Gael politician.
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Barry Andrews is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Age: 52

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic 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 ...more
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Barry McElduff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Age: 53

Birthplace: County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Nationality: Republic 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 ...more
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Basil Kelly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Dec. at 88 (1920-2008)

Birthplace: County Monaghan, Republic of Ireland

Nationality: Republic 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.