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Political Marriages

saab900

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I consider reasonably well informed, but I was surprised today when I found out that Eoin O'Broin is married to Lynn Boylan. I'm not suggesting that there is anything wrong with that, but it is probably the case that many people are not aware of the degree to which politics is controlled by a small tightly knit community of individuals who generally frequent the same circles.

In the interest of balance, can posters list any other political marriage they are aware of?

Rules of inclusion:

Former or current Oireachtas members
Former or current EU Parliament Members

Any of the above married to members of Local Authorities
Any of the above married to political correspondents in print/digital/media
Any of the above married to senior executives in state agencies

Here are those I know:

Eoin O'Broin (TD) + Lynn Boylan (MEP)
Joe McHugh (TD) + Olywn Enright (Former TD)
Eamon Ryan (TD) + Victoria Whyte (Journalist)
Catherine Martin (TD) + Francis Duffy (Councillor)
Averil Power (Former Senator) + Fionnan Sheehan (Journalist)
 


gerhard dengler

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I consider reasonably well informed, but I was surprised today when I found out that Eoin O'Broin is married to Lynn Boylan. I'm not suggesting that there is anything wrong with that, but it is probably the case that many people are not aware of the degree to which politics is controlled by a small tightly knit community of individuals who generally frequent the same circles.

In the interest of balance, can posters list any other political marriage they are aware of?

Rules of inclusion:

Former or current Oireachtas members
Former or current EU Parliament Members

Any of the above married to members of Local Authorities
Any of the above married to political correspondents in print/digital/media
Any of the above married to senior executives in state agencies

Here are those I know:

Eoin O'Broin (TD) + Lynn Boylan (MEP)
Joe McHugh (TD) + Olywn Enright (Former TD)
Eamon Ryan (TD) + Victoria Whyte (Journalist)
Catherine Martin (TD) + Francis Duffy (Councillor)
Averil Power (Former Senator) + Fionnan Sheehan (Journalist)
Inda married a former FF press agent.
 

hollandia

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I consider reasonably well informed, but I was surprised today when I found out that Eoin O'Broin is married to Lynn Boylan. I'm not suggesting that there is anything wrong with that, but it is probably the case that many people are not aware of the degree to which politics is controlled by a small tightly knit community of individuals who generally frequent the same circles.

In the interest of balance, can posters list any other political marriage they are aware of?

Rules of inclusion:

Former or current Oireachtas members
Former or current EU Parliament Members

Any of the above married to members of Local Authorities
Any of the above married to political correspondents in print/digital/media
Any of the above married to senior executives in state agencies

Here are those I know:

Eoin O'Broin (TD) + Lynn Boylan (MEP)
Joe McHugh (TD) + Olywn Enright (Former TD)
Eamon Ryan (TD) + Victoria Whyte (Journalist)
Catherine Martin (TD) + Francis Duffy (Councillor)
Averil Power (Former Senator) + Fionnan Sheehan (Journalist)
Not sure Boylann and O'Broin are married unless it's a recent development.
 

Bea C

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Not sure Boylann and O'Broin are married unless it's a recent development.
I don't think they are either.

Across in London there's Michael Gove and the lovely Sarah Vine



They'd make Averil and Fionnan seem affable.
 

Appleby

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Lucinda Creighton and Paul Bradford.

Michael Lowry and Denis O'Brien - if you're including friends with benefits.
 

mac tíre

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Does Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil count? :p
 

saab900

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They're on holiday. And they are partners. So... what does this prove?
OK, maybe they are just partners. Wikipedia claims she is his spouse.

Its not really relevant whether they are legal partners or just partners.
 
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Is it a surprise that people working closely on committees, in the Oireachtas, often to late hours, and many away from home would sometimes get into relationships within that same crowd?

I know lots of couple who share a profession.
 

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