James Lawless (politician)

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James Lawless

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Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2016
ConstituencyKildare North
Personal details
Born (1976-08-19) 19 August 1976 (age 43)
Gorey, County Wexford, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyFianna Fáil
Spouse(s)Ailish Lawless
Children2
Alma mater
Websitejameslawless.ie

James Lawless (born 19 August 1976) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Kildare North constituency since the 2016 general election.[1]

He was a member of Kildare County Council from 2014 to 2016.[2] He topped the poll in the 2014 local elections with 2,123 votes.[3] While a member of Kildare County Council, he served as Mayor of Naas prior to his election to Dáil Éireann.

He is a qualified barrister and also has degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin. He worked as a systems analyst in his early career.

In May 2016 he was appointed by the party leader Micheál Martin as Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Science, Technology, Research and Development. He is a member of the Energy & Communications Oireachtas Committee, and in February 2017 was elected as Vice-Chair of that Committee. In February 2018 he was appointed a member of the Business, Enterprise and Innovation Oireachtas committee.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "James Lawless". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Election 2016: James Lawless". RTÉ. 28 February 2016.
  3. ^ "James Lawless". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 30 April 2019.

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