About Eric Byrne TD

About me

Eric Byrne TD has been a public representative since 1985, when he was first elected to Dublin City Council. Since then, he has been re-elected to the Dáil on three separate occasions serving as a TD, from 1989 to 1992, and again from 1994 to 1997. He was re-elected to the 31st Dáil on the 25 February 2011, when he topped the poll in Dublin South Central.


He was at the centre of the famous 1992 ‘Long Count’, when he narrowly missed out on a Dail seat by five votes after three recounts over 10 days. Eric was elected Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin in July 2001, and committed himself to "representing those Dubliners whose voices have previously gone unheard".

Dublin South Central

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Eric is currently a Dáil Deputy representing Dublin South Central.

Dáil Éireann
Kildare Street
Dublin 2

Office: 01 6183223
Fax: 01 6184371

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Web Site: www.ericbyrne.ie

Birth Details:

  • Born 21.04.1947


  • Synge Street School, Dublin
  • Bolton Street College of Technology

Political Career:

  • First elected to Dublin Corporation in 1985, re-elected until 2009 and replaced in 2011 by Michael O'Sullivan.
  • Elected Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin, July 2001
  • First elected to Dail Eireann in 1989, re-elected in 1994 and narrowly lost in 1997. Re-elected in the 2011 General Election, when he topped the poll.


  • Public Representative.


  • Member of the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs & Trade
  • Member of the Joint Administration Committee
  • Member of the Joint Committee on European Affairs
  • Member of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

International Affairs:

  • Palestinian Authority Elections: International Monitor based in Jenin, 1996.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: based in Gracanica, Doboj East, for the Registration of Electors with the OSCE, 1998.
  • Kyrgyz Republic: Pre-Term Parliamentary Elections based in Bishkek, STO with the OSCE, December 2007.
  • Ukraine: Presidential Election based in Donetsk as STO for OSCE/ODIHR, February 2010. 
  • Republic of Moldova: Early Parliamentary Elections, based in Cahul/Cantemir Raion. STO for OSCE/ODIHR November 2010.
  • Albania: Mayoral and Council Elections, STO with OSCE/ODIHR based in Corovode/Berat, May 2011.
  • Kyrgyz Republic: Presidential Election with OSCE/ODIHR based in Tokmok City, October 2011.
  • Ukraine: Parliamentary Elections based in Luhansk as STO for OSCE/ODIHR, October 2012.
  • Macedonia : Presidential Election 2nd Round and Early Parliamentary Elections based in Bitola at Municipality of Demir Hisar with OSCE/ODIHR, April 2014.
  • Republic of Moldova: Parliamentary Elections, based in Chisinau as an STO for OSCE PA, November to December 2014.