Jim Glennon

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Jim Glennon
Teachta Dála
In office
May 2002 May 2007
Constituency Dublin North
Senator
In office
June 2000 May 2002
Constituency Industrial and Commercial Panel
Personal details
Born (1953-07-07) 7 July 1953 (age 67)
NationalityIrish
Political party Fianna Fáil

James Glennon (born 7 July 1953) is an Irish former Fianna Fáil politician and former Irish International rugby player. He was a Teachta Dála for the Dublin North constituency from 2002 to 2007. [1]

Glennon was born in Skerries, County Dublin in 1953. He was educated at Mount St. Joseph's school in Roscrea, County Tipperary. A former rugby union international he was capped six times for Ireland as a second row forward. He is a former coach and manager to the Leinster senior team and is also a former manager to the Ireland under 19 and Ireland under 21 teams.

Glennon first held political office when he was elected to Seanad Éireann in a by-election. He remained there until 2002 when he was elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2002 general election. [2] Glennon was Vice-chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Arts, Sport, Tourism, Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs from 2002 to 2007. He was also a member of the Oireachtas Transport Committee and of the Oireachtas Committee on Procedures and Privileges. Glennon chaired a session of the Dublin Forum – a Fianna Fáil project to allow Dublin residents discuss issues of political significance. He was part of the TV3 Rugby World Cup coverage in 2007.

In October 2006, Glennon surprisingly announced that he would not be standing at the 2007 general election. [3]

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References

  1. "Jim Glennon". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 July 2010.
  2. "Jim Glennon". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 21 July 2010.
  3. "FF's Glennon to leave politics at election". RTÉ News . 15 October 2006.
Oireachtas
Preceded by
Nora Owen
(Fine Gael)
Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Dublin North
2002–2007
Succeeded by
Michael Kennedy
(Fianna Fáil)