Pauline Tully

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Pauline Tully

Pauline Tully 2017.jpg
Tully in 2017
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
February 2020
Personal details
BornCavan, Ireland
Political partySinn Féin

Pauline Tully is an Irish Sinn Féin politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cavan–Monaghan constituency since the 2020 general election.[1]

Previously she had been a member of Cavan County Council for the Ballyjamesduff local electoral area, a seat she retained from 1999 until 2012, when she resigned to provide care for her children.[2]

Early and personal life[]

Tully grew up on a farm in Kilnaleck, County Cavan, where she still lives to this day.[3][4]

She teaches history at Breifne College.[5] Tully was in an abusive marriage with former IRA member Pearse McAuley. She survived being stabbed by him 13 times on Christmas Eve 2014 in front of their two children after their separation; he was found guilty and imprisoned in 2015.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Pauline Tully". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 15 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Pauline Tully TD". Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  3. ^ "IRA man leaves jail to wed teacher". Irish Times. 5 January 2003. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  4. ^ Lyons, Thomas (23 May 2018). "EXCLUSIVE: Tully returns to stand for Sinn Féin". The Anglo Celt. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Ex-wife of convicted garda killer to run for next Dáil". Irish Times. 24 May 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Pearse McAuley's estranged wife Pauline Tully speaks of domestic violence". BBC News. 5 December 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  7. ^ Joe Finnegan (25 May 2018). "The Joe Finnegan Show: Pauline Tully". Northern Sound (Podcast). Retrieved 10 February 2020.

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