Michael McNamara
International Tax Justice


Michael is currently .

Political Career

  • Nominated to Committee on Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture,Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade June 2011
  • Secured Labour's first Dail seat in 19years, polled second highest vote to secure the first Labour seat in Clare since Dr Moosajee Bhamjee election in 1992
  • Selected to contest General Election in Clare for Labour, Nov. 2010
  • Contested 2009 European Elections and polled 12,744 votes


  • Barrister and Farmer
  • Part-time Lecturer in Law, University of Limerick, February 2007 to February 2008
  • Electoral Complaints Commission / United Nations Office for Project Services, Kabul, May 2005 to October 2005
  • Human Rights Officer, OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, September 2000 to August 2004


  • Member of Dáil Committee on Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture,June 2011
  • Member of Dáil Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade June 2011
  • Member of Scariff GAA Club and the IFA.

Other Interests

  • Previously provided support for producers and reporters as required on “Prime Time”, the flagship current affairs programme of the Irish national broadcasting (November 1997 to September 2000)
  • Political and Legal Affairs Adviser on OSCE Election Support Team to Afghanistan, August - October 2004
  • Independent Electoral Expert on Iraqi out-of-country voting, UNDP, Denmark, January – February 2005
  • Legal Expert, European Union Electoral Observation Mission, Yemen, August - October 2006
  • External Evaluation of Election Support Programme, UNDP, Yemen, August 2007
  • Legal Expert, European Union Electoral Observation Mission, Pakistan, February - March 2008
  • Electoral and Legal Expert, European Union Exploratory Mission, Lebanon, February – March 2009
  • Legal Analyst, The Carter Center,Sudan, March – April 2010
  • International Electoral Law Expert, UNDP, Sudan, October 2010

Birth Details

  • 1 March, 1974


  • Studied at Scariff Community College, St. Flannan’s College, Ennis
  • University College, Cork, 1993 - 1996
  • King’s Inns, Dublin, 2005 - 2006
  • KU Leuven, 2005 - 2007

Michael McNamaraInternational Tax Justice

Ireland - South : Clare
Work Address:
Dáil Eireann, Dublin 2
Ennis Constituency Office: Courthouse view, New Road, Ennis, Co. Clare
Shannon Constituency Office: Sky Court, Shannon, Co. Clare
065-6893639Ennis Constituency Office
Open Thursday and Friday from 11.00 am - 1:00 pmShannon Town Constituency Office
01 618 3000Dáil Office
(Dáil office)

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