Senator Dan Boyle, nominated by the Taoiseach to Seanad Eireann in August 2007 and was subsequently appointed as Deputy Leader of the Seanad.
Dan was elected to the position of Party Chair of the Green Party in October 2007.
He was the first Green Party councillor to have been elected to Cork City Council in 1991. In 2002 he was elected to Dáil Eireann for the constituency of Cork South Central. In the 2007 general election he narrowly failed to retain the seat.
He was Green Party Whip in the Dáil and continues to be the Party’s spokesperson on Finance and on Social and Family Affairs. He sat as a member of the influential Public Accounts Committee, the States Public Sector Financial Watchdog where he wrote a report for the Committee on Public Private Partnerships.
Dan has served as a member of the interparliamentary delegation to the Organisation for Security Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and the National Forum on Europe and sits on the boards of the Firkin Crane Centre, Wandesford Quay Artist Studios, Lavit Gallery and Corcadorca Theatre Company. More on Dan’s website.