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Michael Ring TD

Assumed office 
June 1994
Constituency Mayo constituency
Mayo West (1994‚Äď97)

Born 24 December 1953 (1953-12-24) (age 56)
Westport, County Mayo
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Website Official website

Michael Ring (born 24 December 1953) is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He is currently a Teachta D√°la (TD) for the Mayo constituency and is party spokesperson on Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.[1]

A former auctioneer from Westport, County Mayo, he first stood for election to D√°il √Čireann at the 1992 general election but was unsuccessful. He was first elected to the D√°il at a by-election in June 1994 for the Mayo West constituency, caused by the appointment of P√°draig Flynn as European Commissioner. He has been returned at every election since, most recently at the 2007 general election.[2]

Ring previously served on the Fine Gael front bench as spokesperson for Social and Family affairs from 2002‚Äď2004. He also is a member of the British‚ÄďIrish Inter-Parliamentary Body.[3] He was a member of Mayo County Council from 1999‚Äď2004. Ring is a colourful character and was "named Magill magazine Heckler of the year in 2006 for effectively challenging the government with unique style of street wit and lively heckling."[3]


  1. ^ "Mr. Michael Ring". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 23 October 2009.  
  2. ^ "Michael Ring". Retrieved 20 October 2009.  
  3. ^ a b "Michael Ring TD". Fine Gael website. Retrieved 23 October 2009.  

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Preceded by
P√°draig Flynn
(Fianna F√°il)
Fine Gael Teachta D√°la for Mayo West
Succeeded by
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
New constituency
Fine Gael Teachta D√°la for Mayo

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