- Fiona O'Malley
name = Fiona O'Malley
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office = Senator
term_start = 3 August 2007
Teachta Dálafor Dún Laoghaire
predecessor2 = Seán Barrett
successor2 = Seán Barrett
term_start2 = 6 June 2002
term_end2 = 14 June 2007
birth_date = birth date and age|1968|1|19|df=y
Fiona O'Malley (born 19 January 1968) is an Irish
Progressive Democratspolitician and is currently a member of the 23rd Seanad Éireannhaving been nominated by the Taoiseach. She was formerly a Teachta Dála(TD) for Dún Laoghaire from 2002 until 2007.
O'Malley comes from a famous political family. Her father,
Desmond O'Malley, was a former Fianna FáilCabinet Minister and founder of the Progressive Democrats. Her grand-uncle was Donogh O'Malley, an innovative minister in the 1960s. She is also a cousin of another former Progressive Democrats TD, Tim O'Malley.
Her first political position was as elected member of the
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Councilfrom 1997. She was re-elected in 1999 and resigned her council seat in 2003 when the dual mandatewas no longer allowed.
She was a member of the
OireachtasCommittee on Arts, Sports and Tourism and the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children. She was also a member of the Dáil All-Party group concerned with matters of sexual and reproductive health. She has travelled to South Americaand South Africawith the United Nations Population Fundand has spoken extensively of the need for a clear safe sexmessage both in Ireland and in the developing world.
She was narrowly defeated in the race to become the 4th Leader of the Progressive Democrats by Senator
Ciarán Cannonof Galway East. She currently serves as the party Spokesperson on Energy, Arts and Culture.
Dublin South by-election
O'Malley has been selected as the Progressive Democrats candidate to contest the upcoming Dublin South by-election called to fill the Dáil Éireann seat left vacant due to the death of former minister
Families in the Oireachtas
* [http://www.fionaomalley.ie/ Fiona O'Malley's official website]
* [http://www.progressivedemocrats.ie/our_people/member/11/ Fiona O'Malley's profile on the Progressive Democrat party website]
* [http://www.electionsireland.org/candidate.cfm?ID=4586 Fiona O'Malley's electoral history] (ElectionsIreland.org)
* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fiona-OMalley/13403352135 Fiona O'Malley's Facebook page]
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