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Chris Andrews TD

Incumbent
Assumed office 
May 2007
Constituency Dublin South East

Born 25 May 1964 (1964-05-25) (age 45)
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Website Official website

Chris Andrews (born 25 May 1964) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He is currently a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin South East constituency. He was first elected to the Dáil at the 2007 general election.[1]

He is the grandson of Todd Andrews, a leading figure in the early days of Fianna Fáil. His father Niall Andrews and his uncle David Andrews both served as Fianna Fáil TDs, while his first cousin, Barry Andrews was elected a TD at the 2002 general election. He is the fourth member of his family to sit in the Dáil. Another cousin, Ryan Tubridy is a chatshow host on RTÉ.

In May 2007, he topped the poll in Dublin South East, on his second attempt, gaining 6,600 first preferences. He was a Councillor on Dublin City Council between 1999 and 2004 and between October 2006 and May 2007.[2]

He is convenor of the Oireachtas Finance Committee, and is a member of the Trade, Enterprise and Employment Committee and the European Scrutiny Committee.

During the 2008–2009 Israel–Gaza conflict he called for an economic, diplomatic and political boycott of Israel, for its ambassador to Ireland to be expelled, and for shops to remove "settler produce" from Israel. He said that Israel had the right to defend itself, but that its disproportionate response meant that "...it can only now be classified as a terror state".[3] Andrews is married with two daughters.

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Oireachtas
Preceded by
Eoin Ryan, Jnr
(Fianna Fáil)
Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Dublin South East
2007–
Incumbent
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