Jerry Cowley

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Jerry Cowley
Cowley being filmed by Gardaí.jpg
Cowley speaking at a Shell to Sea protest.
Teachta Dála
In office
May 2002 – May 2007
Personal details
Born (1952-11-11) 11 November 1952 (age 67)
Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Political partyIndependent
Other political
Labour Party (2010–2014)
Spouse(s)Teresa Staunton

Jerry Cowley (born 11 November 1952) is an Irish barrister, medical doctor and politician.[1]

Originally from Ballina, he lives in Mulranny, County Mayo. He was an independent Teachta Dála (TD) for the Mayo constituency after being elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2002 general election.[2] He served until losing his seat at the 2007 general election.

He joined the Technical Group established to ensure Dáil speaking time for the Independent TDs.

Cowley competes annually in the yawl races off Achill Island. He is a former Mayo Person of the Year and Rehab People of the Year Awards winner.

In April 2010, he joined the Labour Party. He was an unsuccessful candidate for that party in the Mayo constituency at the 2011 general election.[3]

Cowley was an independent candidate for the Mayo constituency at the 2016 general election, but failed to get elected.


  1. ^ "Jerry Cowley". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 16 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Jerry Cowley". Retrieved 16 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Jerry Cowley joins Labour Party". RTÉ News. 16 April 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2010.

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Preceded by
Jim Higgins
(Fine Gael)
Independent Teachta Dála for Mayo
Succeeded by
John O'Mahony
(Fine Gael)