Alderman John Dennehy T.D.,
Alderman Dennehy, was elected to the Dail at the 1987,1989 and
1997 General Elections. Deputy Dennehy is vice-chairman of the
Dail's Public Accounts Committee. He is a member of the
Government Whip on it's Finance and Public Services Committee
and a member of the Health Committee. He was Assistant
Government Chief Whip from 1989/1992 and Co-Chairman of a
committee of the British/Irish Inter-Parliamentary Body for
the same period.
was educated at Scoil Chriost Ri in Cork. At Sharman Crawford
Technical Institute and Cork College of Commerce. Prior to
becoming a full-time politician, he worked as an Engineering
Supervisor in the Irish Steel Company.
is a member and Alderman of Cork City Corporation since 1974.
In local government, he has an unequalled election record,
being the poll topper in four of his five elections to date.
He is leader of the Fianna Fail party and the major Government
party on the city council. He was Lord Mayor of Cork in
1983/1984. His special interests are Health, Finance, Planning
and Community Developement.
has served the city of Cork as a member of The Board of
Governors of University College Cork, as a Director of Cork
Opera House, a member of the Cork/Kerry Regional Authority and
on numerous other external bodies.
and his wife, Phil, have 5 sons a 2 daughters. John says
politics is his hobby as well as his profession but he has a
great interest in Fishing and attending Gaelic Football and
Hurling games and reading. His major sporting interest was as
a racing cyclist with the famous Blarney A.C.C.