Liam Kavanagh


Liam Kavanagh

Liam Kavanagh ( _ga. Liam Ó Caomhánach; born 9 February 1935) is a former Irish politician. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann in the 1969 General Election as a Labour Party TD for Wicklow. He remained in the Dáil until losing his seat in the 1997 General Election when he lost his seat. He was appointed to the European Parliament on two occasions in 1973 and 1977 and he was elected to the parliament in 1979 for the Leinster constituency. He gave up his seat on being appointed a Minister in 1981.

Kavanagh is the nephew of James Everett, a former Labour Cabinet Minister.

Liam Kavanagh also served as a member of the British/Irish Parliamentary Body from 1990 to 1997 and the Semi-State Bodies Commission from 1987 to 1997, being Chairman from 1995 to 1997.

He was appointed to the Standards in Public Office Commission, on its establishment in December 2001.

His son Conal Kavanagh is currently (2004- ) a member of Wicklow County Council and Wicklow Town Council.

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