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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
Áine Brady is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. She was a Teachta Dála for the Kildare North constituency from 2007 to 2011, and also served as a Minister of State. ...more
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Alan Abernethy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Alan Abernethy age 62
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
Alan Dukes is an Irish former politician who served as leader of Fine Gael and as Teachta Dála for Kildare and Kildare South. He held several major government positions, and holds the ...more
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Alan Farrell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Alan Farrell age 42
Alan Farrell is an Irish Fine Gael politician and a Teachta Dála for the Dublin North constituency. He was elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2011 general election. He was a ...more
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Alan Kelly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
age 44
Alan Kelly is an Irish Labour Party politician and the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government. He is a Teachta Dála for Tipperary North having been elected at the ...more
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Alan Shatter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
age 68
Alan Joseph Shatter is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He is a Teachta Dála for the Dublin South constituency. After 30 years as a parliamentarian without ministerial office he became ...more
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Alasdair McDonnell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
age 70
Dr. Alasdair McDonnell is an Irish politician who has been the Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party since 2011, and the Member of Parliament and Member of the Legislative Assembly of ...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)
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)
Albert Reynolds was an Irish politician who was Taoiseach of Ireland, serving from February 1992 to December 1994. His first term was as head of a Fianna Fáil-Progressive Democrats ...more
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Alex Maskey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
age 67
Alex Maskey 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 for ...more
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Alex White is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
age 61
Alex White is an Irish Labour Party politician and Senior Counsel, and is the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. He was elected at the 2011 general election as a Teachta ...more
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Andrew Doyle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Andrew Doyle age 59
Andrew Doyle is an Irish Fine Gael politician, and a Teachta Dála for the Wicklow constituency. He is the Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
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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)
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
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
Arlene Isabel Foster is a British politician who has been the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Fermanagh and South Tyrone since 2003. She became Minister of the Environment in 2007 before ...more
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Arthur Griffith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Dec. at 50 (1872-1922)
Arthur Griffith was an Irish politician and writer, who founded and later led the political party Sinn Féin. He served as President of Dáil Éireann from January to August ...more
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Arthur Jackson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
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 ...more
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Arthur MacMorrough Kavanagh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Arthur MacMorrough Kavanagh Dec. at 58 (1831-1889)
Arthur MacMorrough Kavanagh, Irish politician, son of Thomas Kavanagh, M.P., who traced his descent to the ancient Kings of Leinster through Art mac Art MacMurrough-Kavanagh, and of Lady ...more
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Arthur Morgan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Arthur Morgan age 65
Arthur Morgan is a former Irish Sinn Féin politician. He was a Teachta Dála for the Louth constituency from 2002 to 2011. Morgan was born in Omeath in County Louth. Educated ...more
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Arthur Vincent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
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 ...more
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Austin Deasy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Austin Deasy age 83
Austin Deasy is a former Irish Fine Gael politician. He was a TD for the Waterford constituency from 1977 until his retirement at the 2002 general election. Austin Deasy was born in Dungarvan, ...more
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Avril Doyle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
age 70
Avril Doyle is an Irish former politician. She was a member of Fine Gael. Avril Belton was born in Dublin; she was educated at Holy Child Convent in Killiney and at University College, Dublin. ...more
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Barry Andrews is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
age 52
Barry Andrews is the chief executive of GOAL, an international aid organisation, since November 2012. He is a former Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála for the ...more
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Barry McElduff is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
age 53
Barry McElduff is an Irish politician. Born in County Tyrone, and from Aghagogan townland, McElduff attended the Christian Brothers Grammar School in Omagh before attending Queen's University ...more
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Basil Kelly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Ireland
Dec. at 88 (1920-2008)
Sir John William Basil Kelly, QC, PC, PC was a Northern Irish barrister, judge and politician.