John McGuinness T.D.
- Elected member of Kilkenny Borough Council from 1979 to 2003
- Elected member of Kilkenny County Council from 1991 to 2003
- Mayor of Kilkenny 1996/97
- First elected to Dail Eireann in 1997
- Appointed as Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment for Trade and Commerce, from 2007 to 2009
- Chair of the Public Accounts Committee from 2011 to 2016
- Chair of the Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach Committee from 2016 to present