Cáit Keane

Cáit Keane
Assumed office
April 2011
Constituency Labour Panel
South Dublin County Councillor
In office
Constituency Terenure/Rathfarnham
In office
Constituency Terenure
Personal details
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael (Since 2008)
Other political
Progressive Democrats
Website caitkeane.com

Cáit Keane is an Irish Fine Gael politician and member of Seanad Éireann.[1]

Keane first entered politics as a member of the Progressive Democrats (PDs), and was elected to represent Terenure on Dublin County Council at the 1991 local elections.[2] On three occasions she contested the Dáil constituency of Dublin South Central for the PDs: at the 1992 general election, a by-election in 1994 and the 1997 general election.[2] She was elected to South Dublin County Council for the electoral area of Terenure/Rathfarnham in 1999 and 2004.[2]

Following the poor electoral performance of the Progressive Democrats at the 2007 general election, Keane left the party and joined Fine Gael in October 2008.[2] She held her council seat for Fine Gael at the 2009 local elections.[2]

At the 2011 general election she contested Dublin South West, but failed to be elected.[2] In April 2011 she was elected to Seanad Éireann on the Labour Panel.[3]

She is currently Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson on Environment and Local Government.


  1. ^ "Ms. Cáit Keane". Oireachtas Members Database. http://www.oireachtas.ie/members-hist/default.asp?housetype=1&HouseNum=24&MemberID=2359&ConstID=206. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Cait Keane". ElectionsIreland.org. http://electionsireland.org/candidate.cfm?ID=880. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Counting continues in Seanad election". RTÉ News. 27 April 2011. http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0427/seanad.html. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 

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