Arthur Spring TD
Arthur Spring, secured a Dáil seat on his first attempt. Previously he has served as the Mayor of Tralee Co. Kerry. First elected in the Local Elections of June 2009, Arthur topped the poll for both Tralee Town Council and Kerry County Council. Since the local election, Arthur has concentrated his efforts on job creation and supporting local employment initiatives in areas such as tourism, agribusiness and energy.
Arthur comes from a family with a strong and proud Labour tradition. His grandfather Dan Spring represented the constituency of Kerry North in Dáil Éireann, from 1943 to 1981. His uncle Dick is a former Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs who was Leader of the Labour Party from 1982 to 1997. Thanks to a close family involvement in the party Arthur has been involved in political life and elections at a local and national level, from a very young age; he has also worked as Parliamentary Assistant with his uncle Dick. He is a member of the Oak Park Branch of the Labour Party in Tralee.
Arthur was educated at the CBS Tralee, Cistercian College Roscrea, Dublin Institute of Technology and Jonkoping International Business School, Sweden, qualifying with a B.Sc. in Management.
After obtaining his qualifications, Arthur embarked on a career in finance, working for companies including Anglo Irish Bank and Bank of Ireland. In recent years Arthur has setup his own business, he owns and operates his Juice Bar business in his native Tralee which employs 6 people.
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