David Cullinane

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David Cullinane

David Cullinane 2014.jpg
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2016
In office
27 April 2011 – 26 February 2016
ConstituencyLabour Panel
Personal details
Born (1974-07-04) 4 July 1974 (age 45)
Waterford, Ireland
Political partySinn Féin
Spouse(s)Kathleen Funchion
(m. 2007; div. 2013)
Alma materWaterford Institute of Technology

David Cullinane (born 4 July 1974) is an Irish Sinn Féin politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Waterford constituency since the 2016 general election. He was a Senator for the Labour Panel from 2011 to 2016.[1]

Cullinane was born in Waterford.[2] He was elected to Waterford City Council at the 2004 local elections and retained his seat at the 2009 elections.[3] He was married to Kathleen Funchion, who is a Sinn Féin TD for Carlow–Kilkenny.

He became a member of Seanad Éireann in April 2011, sitting on the Labour Panel.[4]

The Irish Times described him in the Seanad as "a frequent, informed and often abrasive contributor across a wide range of areas, with a keen attention to the nuances of legislation".[5]

He unsuccessfully contested the Waterford constituency at the 2002, 2007 and 2011 general elections, before being elected in 2016.


  1. ^ "David Cullinane". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 11 July 2019.
  2. ^ Collins, Stephen (2011). Nealon's Guide to the 31st Dáil and 24th Seanad. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. p. 207. ISBN 9780717150595.
  3. ^ "David Cullinane". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Election 2016: David Cullinane". RTÉ News. 27 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Profile: David Cullinane (SF)". The Irish Times. 28 February 2016.

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Preceded by
Paudie Coffey
Ciara Conway
John Deasy
John Halligan
Teachta Dála for Waterford
With: Mary Butler
John Deasy
John Halligan