Lynn Boylan

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Lynn Boylan
Lynn Boylan (Lynn Ní Bhaoigheallain).jpg
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Constituency Dublin
Personal details
Born (1976-11-29) 29 November 1976 (age 41)
Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Sinn Féin / GUE/NGL
Alma mater University College Dublin

Lynn Boylan (born 29 November 1976) is an Irish Member of the European Parliament for Dublin, representing Sinn Féin. She is chair of the food safety promotion board, Safefood. She was elected in May 2014 with 83,264 first-preference votes.[1]


Boylan grew up in the Kilnamanagh area of Tallaght.[third-party source needed][2] Initially studying journalism and gaining a certificate, she went on to earn post-graduate qualifications from University College Dublin in Environmental Impact Assessment and European Environmental Conservation Management.[third-party source needed][2]

She moved to County Kerry in 2005 while working as a coordinator for the Irish Wildlife Trust at Killarney National Park. That same year she joined Sinn Féin and stood unsuccessfully for the party in the general election in the Kerry South constituency,[3] before moving back to Dublin in 2011.[third-party source needed][2][4] She also ran for local election in South Kerry obtaining 323 first-preference votes.[5]


  1. McGee, Harry (26 May 2014). "Lynn Boylan is first MEP to be elected in Dublin". Irish Times (subscription required). Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Moloney, Mark (2 January 2014). "Running for an all-Ireland team in Europe - Dublin EU candidate talks to An Phoblacht". An Phoblacht. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  3. "Lynn Ní Bhaoigheallain". Retrieved 26 May 2014. 
  4. She contested the elections in Kerry under the name of Lynn Ní Bhaoighealláin.[citation needed]
  5. Clifford, Michael (22 May 2014). "Lynn Boylan: The new Mary Lou?". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 

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