Lynn Boylan

Lynn Boylan
Lynn Boylan (Lynn N×­ Bhaoigheallain).jpg
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
1 July 2014
Personal details
BornLynn Maria Boylan
(1976-11-29) 29 November 1976 (age 40)
Tallaght, Dublin, Ireland
Political party Irish:
Sinn Fein
Spouse(s)Eoin ד Broin (m. 2008)
Alma materUniversity College Dublin


Lynn Maria Boylan (Irish: Lynn Ní Bhaoighealláin; created 29 November 1976) can be an Irish politician and Person in the Western Parliament (MEP) from Ireland. She actually is an associate of Sinn Féin, section of European United Remaining–Nordic Green Remaining.

Early life

Boylan was raised in the Kilnamanagh part of Tallaght. In the beginning learning journalism and getting a certificate, she continued to earn post-graduate skills from University University Dublin in Environmental Effect Assessment and Western Environmental Conservation Administration.


In 2005, Boylan moved to Region Kerry while operating like a coordinator for the Irish Animals Trust at Killarney Country wide Recreation area. That same 12 months she became a member of Sinn Féin.Under her Irish-language name Lynn Ní Bhaoighealláin, she stood in the 2007 general election as the Sinn Féin candidate in the Kerry South constituency. With just 3.5% from the first-preference votes, she was removed around the first count. At this year's 2009 regional elections, she stood for the Killarney electoral part of Kerry Region Council, but was once again unsuccessful. She attributed her defeats to as an outsider: "Like a Dub in Kerry the chances had been stacked against me", she informed the Irish Occasions in 2014.


Boylan returned to Dublin in 2011 to function in Ballymun for the Global Actions Strategy, an environmental effort funded by Ballymun Regeneration. This year 2010, she was appointed as seat from the advisory panel of Safefood.In Sept 2013, Boylan was decided on as the Sinn Féin candidate for the Dublin constituency on the Western european Parliament election in-may 2014. She after that left her work, and as an applicant was paid a income by Sinn Féin while she proceeded to go canvassing 3 or 4 times per day.Boylan began her advertising campaign "practically anonymous", according to Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams. By Apr, Boylan was still referred to with the Irish Individual newspaper being a "politics unknown". Rather than raising her mass media profile, Boylan's advertising campaign focused on canvassing, mainly door-to-door as opposed to the busier purchasing centres.Despite the insufficient mass media exposure, by later May the polls demonstrated Boylan in the lead. After voting on 23 Might, Boylan earned 23.6% from the first preference votes, and was elected on the 3rd count.As the election count pointed towards Boylan's win, the Fianna Fáil candidate Mary Fitzpatrick asked: "Who could have stated somebody would result from nowhere, simply no background in Dublin, but still take the lead and steal the first chair and most likely have a surplus?"


Boylan continues to be probably one of the most prominent campaigners for the discharge of Ibrahim Halawa, an Irish resident from Firhouse in South Dublin that has been imprisoned in Egypt since 2013, and been adopted by Amnesty International like a prisoner of conscience. In March 2015, Boylan referred to Halawa as an "Irish-speaking, GAA-playing Dublin lad", and asked if the Irish Authorities would do even more if his name was "Paddy Murphy". In Dec 2015, Boylan sponsored a movement in the Western european Parliament phoning Halawa's launch. She released his two sisters towards the Parliament prior to the vote, which handed by over 560 votes to 11.

Personal life

Boylan may be the partner of Eoin Ó Broin, that has been the Sinn Féin TD for Dublin Mid-West since 2016.