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Stephen Donnelly

Stephen Donnelly
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2011
Constituency Wicklow
Personal details
Born 1975 (age 39–40)
Delgany, County Wicklow
Nationality Irish
Political party Independent
Alma mater University College Dublin
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Harvard University
Website .ie.stephendonnellywww

Stephen Donnelly (born 1975) is an Irish independent politician.[1] He was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Wicklow constituency at the 2011 general election.[2] He sits in the Dáil Éireann Technical group.


  • Personal life and career 1
  • Political career 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Personal life and career

Donnelly is a graduate of University College Dublin (UCD) with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also worked and studied in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 2000 Donnelly moved to London where he worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company.

In 2008 he completed a Masters' degree in Public Administration in International Development in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.[3] He returned to work for McKinsey and Company in Dublin before deciding to run for office in 2011.

Donnelly lives in Greystones, County Wicklow with his wife and three sons.

Political career

Donnelly is a member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform and part of the Irish delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Since his election he has focused on education and economic issues such as the need to deleverage household debt, public sector and political reform, and Ireland’s Bailout Programme.

In October 2012, he addressed [4]

In Wicklow, Donnelly has been active on local issues such as the regeneration of Greystones Harbour, school overcrowding and long-term educational planning, supporting local businesses and community initiatives.

The Irish Times '​s Miriam Lord recognised Donnelly as her 2012 Politician of the Year, due to his measured contributions on Ireland's financial crisis.[5]


  1. ^ "Mr. Stephen Donnelly". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Stephen Donnelly". Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "About Stephen". Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Dáil debates". Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Lord, Miriam (22 December 2012). "My Christmas crackers and festive turkeys". Irish Times. Retrieved 8 January 2013. 

External links

  • Official website
Preceded by
Joe Behan
Independent Teachta Dála for Wicklow
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