Pat Gallagher (Labour politician)

Pat Gallagher (Labour politician)

Pat Gallagher (born 29 March 1963) is a former Irish Labour Party politician. He was a Teachta Dála for Laois-Offaly from 1992 to 1997.

Previously a workshop manager, Gallagher was elected to Dáil Éireann for Laois-Offaly during the swing to Labour in the 1992 general election.

Like other Labour TDs elected in 1992, he lost his seat at the 1997 general election. His seat was taken by Tom Enright of Fine Gael. Gallagher then stood successfully for a seat in 21st Seanad, on the Industrial and Commercial Panel, and served as Whip of the Labour senators from 13 August 1997 to 12 October 1999. He had previously unsuccessfully contested the 1989 general election He did not contest the 2002 election.

He was elected a county councillor for Offaly County Council in 1991 and town councillor in 1994 for Tullamore.

He was County Manager for County Galway from 2004-2007 and was appointed County Manager for Offaly County Council in 2007.

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