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Miriam Kearney (born July 1959) is a former Irish Fine Gael politician. She was nominated by the Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald to Seanad Éireann in 1981.  She held the record as the youngest member of Seanad Éireann, being 22 years old on appointment.
University College Cork alumna, Kearney was at the time a member of Young Fine Gael and chairperson of its International Affairs Committee. 
In 1981 she supported the abolition of
jury trials in accident compensation cases. She also voted for the abolition of the death penalty.  
She was in charge of the
Taoiseach's itinerary and managed his campaign tour during the February 1982 Irish general election. 
She stood for the
Industrial and Commercial Panel at the February 1982 Seanad election but was not elected.  She later became Assistant General Secretary of  Fine Gael. 
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