Brian Crowley


Brian Crowley

Brian Crowley (born 4 March 1964) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the South constituency. [cite web
url=http://www.electionsireland.org/candidate.cfm?id=4174
title=Brian Crowley
work=ElectionsIreland.org
accessdate=2008-09-29
] He is co-president of the Union for Europe of the Nations group in the European Parliament in which Fianna Fáil sits. He is a wheelchair user.

Crowley was born in Dublin in 1964. He received a diploma in law in 1992, and the following year he was nominated by the Taoiseach Albert Reynolds to the 20th Seanad Éireann.cite web
url=http://www.oireachtas.ie/members-hist/default.asp?housetype=1&HouseNum=20&MemberID=1238&ConstID=210
title=Mr. Brian Crowley
work=Oireachtas Members Database
accessdate=2008-09-29
] At the 1994 European elections he was elected to the European Parliament for the Munster constituency. He has retained his seat in the two subsequent elections. He was a member of Ireland's Council of State from 1997 to 2004.

His father, Flor Crowley served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for various Cork constituencies for most of the period between the 1965 general election and the February 1982 election.

He stated in an interview with The Irish Times on 29 September 2008 that he would like to run for President of Ireland in 2011.cite web
url=http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2008/0929/1222420014885.html
title=Fianna Fáil MEP Crowley says he would like to run for president
publisher=The Irish Times
date=29 September 2008
accessdate=2008-09-29
]

ee also

* Families in the Oireachtas

References

External links

* [http://www.briancrowleymep.ie/ Official Website]
* [http://www.crowleyclan.com Crowley Clan Official Site]

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