John Lahart is a native of Rathfarnham and represents Dublin South West.
He was first elected to South Dublin County Council (SDCC) in 1999 and at successive elections, topping the poll on a number of occasions.
He was elected to Dáil Eireann, topping the poll in 2016 and subsequently in 2020. John is a qualified psychotherapist and also a graduate of the Mater Dei Institute of Education, from which he received his Master’s Degree in 1996.
He was leader of the Fianna Fáil Group on SDCC (South Dublin County Council). John served as Spokesperson on Dublin and as Deputy Whip for 2016-2020.
He is Spokesperson for Youth and Equality in this Dáil as well as the lead party member of the Oireachtas Health Committee & Budgetary Oversight Committee.
He is a member of the British-Irish Parliamentary Committee.
He is a Board member of Tallaght Drugs Task Force and of PARTAS ( A community-based social enterprise in Tallaght).