Barry Ward (politician)
|Assumed office |
1 April 2020
|Constituency||Industrial and Commercial Panel|
|Political party||Fine Gael|
Early life and education
Ward worked as a legal advisor to Enda Kenny, prior to seeking public office.
He was elected as a member of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council following the 2009 local elections. In 2011, he stood unsuccessfully at the Seanad election for the Administrative Panel. In 2012, he received over €10,000 from the council to finance a M.A. in economic policy from Trinity College Dublin. In 2016, Ward organised a John A. Costello commemoration in Deans Grange Cemetery. In 2020, he came to media attention when he proposed a ban on single-use plastics in takeaways in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown. He also promoted the Sutton-to-Sandycove greenway.
Ward was elected at the 2020 Seanad election as a Senator for the Industrial and Commercial Panel. Maurice Dockrell was co-opted to Ward's seat on Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council following his election to the Seanad.
Ward lives in Deansgrange.
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