Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin
Spokesperson on Education and Skills, Gaeilge and the Gaeltacht


Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin - Biography

Dublin Bay North

Euro Electoral Region:

Electoral Status:
Aodhán is currently a sitting Senator .

Work Address
Seanad Eireann, Dublin 2

Seanad Office 01 6183209



Political Career:

  • Elected to Seanad Eireann, April 2016
  • Appointed Minister of State for Drugs Strategy, April 2015
  • Appointed Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality and Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht with special responsibility for Equality, New Communities and Culture, July 2014
  • Elected to the Dáil on his first attempt, Feb. 2011
  • Elected to Dublin City Council, June 2009 representing the Clontarf Ward
  • Deputy Lord Mayor 2006-2007
  • First elected to Dublin City Council, 2004


  • Full time public representative
  • Previously,Primary School Principal in St. Laurence O'Toole's Girls' School, Sheriff St., Dublin 1.


  • Former Member of the Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure & Reform
  • Former Member of the Joint Committee on Education & Social Protection
  • Former Member of the Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement

Family Background:

  • married

Birth Details:

  • July 1976 in Dublin


  • BA in History and Irish from UCD
  • HDip in Primary Education from Marino Institute of Education

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