About Gerald Nash TD

Electoral Status:
Gerald is currently a TD for Louth and East Meath.

Political Career:

  • Appointed to Dáil Public Accounts Committee, April 2012
  • Appointed to Dáil Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, Novemeber 2011
  • Appointed to Dáil Committee on Environment, Transport, Culture and the Gaeltacht, June 2011
  • Elected vice chairman of Labour Parliamentary Party, March 2011.
  • Elected TD for Louth and East Meath, Febraury 2011
  • Elected Deputy Mayor of Drogheda, June 2010
  • Contested the General Election, May 2007
  • Mayor of Drogheda (2004-05)
  • Re-elected to Drogheda Borough Council and Louth County Council (2004, and 2009)
  • First elected to Drogheda Corporation (West Gate Ward)1999;
  • Co-Opted, Louth County Council (Drogheda West) 2002;
  • Former Chairperson, UCD Labour Party;
  • Former National Secretary, Labour Youth;
  • Former Secretary, Association of Labour Councillors (1999 - 2003);
  • Member, Labour Party General Council (1997 – 1999).


  • Public relations/campaign consultant


  • Member of Board of Upstate Theatre Company
  • Director, Drogheda Youth Development
  • Director, Calipo Theatre and Picture Company
  • Member of the Local Government Ant-Poverty Network Planning Group
  • Member of Board of Droichead Arts Centre
  • Member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ)
  • Director, ADL Wider Horizons
  • Patron, Drogheda Animal Rescue Centre
  • Delegate, General Council of County Councils

Other Interests:

  • Former Political Assistant to Derek McDowell, T.D.
  • Former Company Manager, Upstate Theatre Project, Drogheda.
  • Former teacher, St. Oliver’s CC, Drogheda

Family Background:

  • Engaged

Birth Details:

  • Drogheda, 1975


  • St. Joseph’s CBS, Drogheda;
  • Hons. BA in Politics & History, University College, Dublin;
  • Boston College, MASS, United States of America.