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Tommy Broughan TD

Assumed office 
November 1992
Constituency Dublin North East

Born 1 August 1947 (1947-08-01) (age 62)
Nationality Irish
Political party Labour Party
Alma mater University College Dublin,
University of London
Occupation Former Teacher
Website Official website

Thomas P. "Tommy" Broughan (born 1 August 1947) is an Irish Labour Party politician. He is currently a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin North East constituency and is the party spokesperson on Transport.[1]

Broughan was born in Dublin and educated at Moyle Park, Clondalkin and University College Dublin. He worked as a teacher at St Aidan's CBS, Whitehall before entering politics in 1991 when he was elected to Dublin City Council. The following year, he was first elected at the 1992 general election to the 27th Dáil as a TD for Dublin North East. On that occasion the Labour Party won a record 33 seats, an achievement that has never been equalled. Broughan retained his seat at the 1997 general election, and was re-elected again at the 2002 and 2007 general elections.[2]

During Pat Rabbitte's leadership of the Labour party from 2002 to 2007 Broughan was a leading internal critic of Rabbitte's decision to form an electoral alliance with Fine Gael, instead advocating an independent strategy for the party.

He has previously served as Labour Party spokesperson for Enterprise, Trade and Employment and Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.


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Preceded by
Pat McCartan
(Workers Party)
Labour Party Teachta Dála for Dublin North East

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