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About Maurice

A native of Ballynanty Beg, Maurice Quinlivan TD comes from a well-known Limerick family.

Educated at Hassett’s Cross CBS, St. Nessan’s Community College and the School of Professional and Management Studies (now LIT), from which he graduated with a qualification in Industrial Engineering and Training, Maurice worked in the travel agency business for many years as a Manager in London and of Budget Travel in the Crescent Shopping Centre.

Maurice was first elected to Limerick City Council in 2009 and was re-elected in May 2014, topping the poll with almost 25% of the vote.

In 2016 Maurice made history as the first Sinn Féin TD elected to the Dáil for Limerick City in 93 years.

He was originally appointed as the party’s spokesperson on Business, Enterprise and Innovation and in July 2019 was appointed by Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald as Spokesperson on Jobs, Workers’ Rights and Pay Equality.

For the past three years, Maurice has also been an active and vocal member of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Business, Enterprise and Innovation.

His work on the Committee has focused on expanding and reforming the apprenticeship system in Ireland, reforming the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement, and ensuring workers rights are protected and extended.

Maurice recently launched Sinn Féin’s policy on the Living Wage, with the party pledging to introduce the Living Wage, currently standing at  €12.30 per hour, when in government.

Maurice has consistently raised local issues affecting Limerick and the mid-west over the past few years.

He has been the most vocal TD calling for urgent action to be taken to address the severe overcrowding crisis at University Hospital Limerick in the Dáil, and he has brought the stories of patients, their families and staff to the floor of the Dáil to highlight the severe pressure currently on the hospital and its staff.

Deputy Quinlivan has persistently called for greater action to be taken by this government to tackle the housing crisis, and specifically to help those renting accommodation, those trying to buy their first house, and those people in homelessness nationally, and in Limerick.

Maurice has been a strong and vocal advocate for Limerick and for workers, and he will continue to fight for both in the Dáil.