Dominic Hannigan believes in progressive, positive politics. As a member of the Oireachtas Dominic worked to increase the minimum wage, promote jobs and investment and he worked alongside others to build a more tolerant, equal Ireland.
Born in Co. Louth, Dominic’s father was a member of An Garda Síochaná and his mother was a school teacher. His parents’ commitment to public service and giving back to their community is an important value that been part of Dominic’s life.
Dominic was one of the first openly gay TDs elected to the Dáil. He is committed to equality and tolerance for all members of our society and was proud to campaign in recent referendums to enhance children’s rights, support marriage equality and repeal the 8th amendment.
Dominic is a committed European and he worked at national and local level to promote peace and reconciliation on our island. He has chaired both the Oireachtas European Affairs Committee and the Good Friday Agreement implementation committee.
An engineer by profession Dominic has lived and worked across the European Union.
Dominic currently lives in Galway and commutes to the Mayo Gaeltacht where he helped establish a new distillery business.
A lover of the outdoors, Dominic is a keen cyclist, runner and hiker. A recent convert to surfing, he is enjoying getting to know the waves of the Wild Atlantic Way coastline.
Dominic has the experience, energy and commitment to make a real difference.