Married to Mary Leyden (nee O’Connor) and father to Orla, Conor, and twins Sinead and Mairead. Educated in CBS Primary School, Roscommon Town; Vocational School, Roscommon; National University of Ireland, Galway, Diploma in Politics, Sociology and Economics (Extra Mural Course).
Contact constituency Office, Goff Street, Roscommon. Also On-line Clinic @ www.terryleyden.com
Re-Elected to the Seanad in April 2011 on the Labour Panel; Elected to Seanad Éireann on the Labour Panel July 2007. Spokesperson for European Affairs and Integration Policy; First elected to Dail Eireann in 1977; Elected to Roscommon County Council 1974, Re-elected in 1979, 1985 & 1999; Elected to Dail Eireann Roscommon / South Leitrim 1977 to 1981; Elected to Dail Eireann Roscommon / East Galway 1981 – 1992; Minister of State, Department of Posts & Telegraphs & Transport, 1982; Member of Fianna Fail Front Bench Spokesman Posts & Telegraphs, 1983 – 1987; Minister of State, Department of Health, 1987 – 1989; Minister for Trade & Marketing, 1989 -1992; Member of Council of Europe in Strasbourg 1992; Member of Seanad Éireann November 1992 – March 1993; Member of Seanad Éireann 2002 – Present day (Labour Panel); Presently Government Frontbench Spokesperson on European Affairs and Integration Policy in Seanad Éireann; Presently a member of the Irish Delegation to the Council of Europe.