Families in the Oireachtas

Families in the Oireachtas

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There is a tradition in Irish politics of having family members succeed each other, frequently in the same parliamentary seat. This article lists families where two or more members of that family have been members (TD
Teachta Dála
A Teachta Dála , usually abbreviated as TD in English, is a member of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas . It is the equivalent of terms such as "Member of Parliament" or "deputy" used in other states. The official translation of the term is "Deputy to the Dáil", though a more literal...

 or Senator) of either of the houses of the Oireachtas
Oireachtas
The Oireachtas , sometimes referred to as Oireachtas Éireann, is the "national parliament" or legislature of Ireland. The Oireachtas consists of:*The President of Ireland*The two Houses of the Oireachtas :**Dáil Éireann...

(Dáil Éireann
Dáil Éireann
Dáil Éireann is the lower house, but principal chamber, of the Oireachtas , which also includes the President of Ireland and Seanad Éireann . It is directly elected at least once in every five years under the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote...

 and Seanad Éireann
Seanad Éireann
Seanad Éireann is the upper house of the Oireachtas , which also comprises the President of Ireland and Dáil Éireann . It is commonly called the Seanad or Senate and its members Senators or Seanadóirí . Unlike Dáil Éireann, it is not directly elected but consists of a mixture of members chosen by...

) or of the European Parliament
European Parliament
The European Parliament is the directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union . Together with the Council of the European Union and the Commission, it exercises the legislative function of the EU and it has been described as one of the most powerful legislatures in the world...

. It also includes members of the Oireachtas who had a relation who served in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1801–1922) for an Irish constituency. It does not include people who have served only on local councils
Local government in the Republic of Ireland
Local government functions in the Republic of Ireland are mostly exercised by thirty-four local authorities, termed county or city councils, which cover the entire territory of the state. The area under the jurisdiction of each of these authorities corresponds to the area of each of the 34 LAU I...

.

For the purposes of this list, a "family" has been defined as a group of people where each person has one of the following relationships to at least one of the other people listed:
  • son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter
  • father, mother, grandfather or grandmother
  • nephew, niece, grandnephew or grandniece
  • uncle, aunt, great uncle or great aunt
  • sibling and first cousin
  • spouse (husband or wife)
  • connected by marriage ("-in-law" relationships)


The list has been indexed against the name of the first family member to enter the Oireachtas.

{| class="wikitable" style="font-size: 95%;"
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!Abbreviation
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|Conservative Party
Conservative Party (UK)
The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...


|Con
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|Cumann na nGaedheal
|CnaG
|-
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|Clann na Poblachta
Clann na Poblachta
Clann na Poblachta , abbreviated CnaP, was an Irish republican and social democratic political party founded by former Irish Republican Army Chief of Staff Seán MacBride in 1946.-Foundation:...


|CnaP
|-
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|Clann na Talmhan
Clann na Talmhan
Clann na Talmhan , abbreviated CnaT, was an Irish agrarian political party active between 1939 and 1965.- Formation and Growth :Clann na Talmhan was founded on 29 June 1939 in Athenry, County Galway, in the wake of the breakdown of unification talks between the Irish Farmers Federation and...


|CnaT
|-
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|Democratic Left
Democratic Left (Ireland)
Democratic Left was a democratic socialist political party active in Ireland between 1992 and 1999. It came into being after a split in the Workers' Party and, after just seven years in existence, it merged into the Irish Labour Party.-Origins:...


|DL
|-
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|Farmers' Party
Farmers' Party (Ireland)
The Farmers' Party or Farmers' Union was an agrarian political party in the Irish Free State between 1922 and 1932. It was concerned almost exclusively with the interests of the agricultural community, and never sought to widen its scope beyond the countryside.The party won seven seats in Dáil...


|FP
|-
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|Fianna Fáil
Fianna Fáil
Fianna Fáil – The Republican Party , more commonly known as Fianna Fáil is a centrist political party in the Republic of Ireland, founded on 23 March 1926. Fianna Fáil's name is traditionally translated into English as Soldiers of Destiny, although a more accurate rendition would be Warriors of Fál...


|FF
|-
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|Fine Gael
Fine Gael
Fine Gael is a centre-right to centrist political party in the Republic of Ireland. It is the single largest party in Ireland in the Oireachtas, in local government, and in terms of Members of the European Parliament. The party has a membership of over 35,000...


|FG
|-
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|Green Party
Green Party (Ireland)
The Green Party is a green political party in Ireland. It was founded as the Ecology Party of Ireland in 1981 by Dublin teacher Christopher Fettes. The party became the Green Alliance in 1983 and in 1987 was renamed to its current title in English...


|GP
|-
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|Independent
|Ind
|-
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|Independent Fianna Fáil
Independent Fianna Fáil
Independent Fianna Fáil was a splinter republican party created by Neil Blaney after his expulsion from Fianna Fáil following the Irish Arms Crisis . It ceased to exist on 26 July 2006...


|IFF
|-
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|Irish National Federation
Irish National Federation
The Irish National Federation was a nationalist political party in Ireland. It was founded in March 1891 by former members of the Irish National League who had left the Irish Parliamentary Party in protest when Charles Stewart Parnell refused to resign the party leadership as a result of his...


|INF
|-
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|Irish Parliamentary Party
Irish Parliamentary Party
The Irish Parliamentary Party was formed in 1882 by Charles Stewart Parnell, the leader of the Nationalist Party, replacing the Home Rule League, as official parliamentary party for Irish nationalist Members of Parliament elected to the House of Commons at...


|IPP
|-
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|Irish Unionist Alliance
|IUA
|-
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|Irish Worker League
Irish Worker League
The Irish Worker League was an Irish communist party, established in September 1923 by Jim Larkin.In July 1924 Larkin attended the Fifth Comintern congress, held in Moscow, and was elected to its executive committee. Initially, the League was not organised as a political party and had no founding...


|IWL
|-
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|Labour Party
Labour Party (Ireland)
The Labour Party is a social-democratic political party in the Republic of Ireland. The Labour Party was founded in 1912 in Clonmel, County Tipperary, by James Connolly, James Larkin and William X. O'Brien as the political wing of the Irish Trade Union Congress. Unlike the other main Irish...


|Lab
|-
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|National Centre Party
National Centre Party (Ireland)
The National Centre Party, initially known as the National Farmers and Ratepayers League, was a short-lived political party in the Irish Free State...


|NCP
|-
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|National League Party
|NLP
|-
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|Progressive Democrats
Progressive Democrats
The Progressive Democrats , commonly known as the PDs, was a pro-free market liberal political party in the Republic of Ireland.Launched on 21 December 1985 by Desmond O'Malley and other politicians who had split from Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, the Progressive Democrats took liberal positions on...


|PD
|-
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|Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin is a left wing, Irish republican political party in Ireland. The name is Irish for "ourselves" or "we ourselves", although it is frequently mistranslated as "ourselves alone". Originating in the Sinn Féin organisation founded in 1905 by Arthur Griffith, it took its current form in 1970...


|SF
|-
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There is a tradition in Irish politics of having family members succeed each other, frequently in the same parliamentary seat. This article lists families where two or more members of that family have been members (TD
Teachta Dála
A Teachta Dála , usually abbreviated as TD in English, is a member of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas . It is the equivalent of terms such as "Member of Parliament" or "deputy" used in other states. The official translation of the term is "Deputy to the Dáil", though a more literal...

 or Senator) of either of the houses of the Oireachtas
Oireachtas
The Oireachtas , sometimes referred to as Oireachtas Éireann, is the "national parliament" or legislature of Ireland. The Oireachtas consists of:*The President of Ireland*The two Houses of the Oireachtas :**Dáil Éireann...

(Dáil Éireann
Dáil Éireann
Dáil Éireann is the lower house, but principal chamber, of the Oireachtas , which also includes the President of Ireland and Seanad Éireann . It is directly elected at least once in every five years under the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote...

 and Seanad Éireann
Seanad Éireann
Seanad Éireann is the upper house of the Oireachtas , which also comprises the President of Ireland and Dáil Éireann . It is commonly called the Seanad or Senate and its members Senators or Seanadóirí . Unlike Dáil Éireann, it is not directly elected but consists of a mixture of members chosen by...

) or of the European Parliament
European Parliament
The European Parliament is the directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union . Together with the Council of the European Union and the Commission, it exercises the legislative function of the EU and it has been described as one of the most powerful legislatures in the world...

. It also includes members of the Oireachtas who had a relation who served in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1801–1922) for an Irish constituency. It does not include people who have served only on local councils
Local government in the Republic of Ireland
Local government functions in the Republic of Ireland are mostly exercised by thirty-four local authorities, termed county or city councils, which cover the entire territory of the state. The area under the jurisdiction of each of these authorities corresponds to the area of each of the 34 LAU I...

.

For the purposes of this list, a "family" has been defined as a group of people where each person has one of the following relationships to at least one of the other people listed:
  • son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter
  • father, mother, grandfather or grandmother
  • nephew, niece, grandnephew or grandniece
  • uncle, aunt, great uncle or great aunt
  • sibling and first cousin
  • spouse (husband or wife)
  • connected by marriage ("-in-law" relationships)


The list has been indexed against the name of the first family member to enter the Oireachtas.

{| class="wikitable" style="font-size: 95%;"
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!colspan=2|Party
!Abbreviation
|-
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|Conservative Party
Conservative Party (UK)
The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...


|Con
|-
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|Cumann na nGaedheal
|CnaG
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Clann na Poblachta
Clann na Poblachta
Clann na Poblachta , abbreviated CnaP, was an Irish republican and social democratic political party founded by former Irish Republican Army Chief of Staff Seán MacBride in 1946.-Foundation:...


|CnaP
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Clann na Talmhan
Clann na Talmhan
Clann na Talmhan , abbreviated CnaT, was an Irish agrarian political party active between 1939 and 1965.- Formation and Growth :Clann na Talmhan was founded on 29 June 1939 in Athenry, County Galway, in the wake of the breakdown of unification talks between the Irish Farmers Federation and...


|CnaT
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Democratic Left
Democratic Left (Ireland)
Democratic Left was a democratic socialist political party active in Ireland between 1992 and 1999. It came into being after a split in the Workers' Party and, after just seven years in existence, it merged into the Irish Labour Party.-Origins:...


|DL
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Farmers' Party
Farmers' Party (Ireland)
The Farmers' Party or Farmers' Union was an agrarian political party in the Irish Free State between 1922 and 1932. It was concerned almost exclusively with the interests of the agricultural community, and never sought to widen its scope beyond the countryside.The party won seven seats in Dáil...


|FP
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Fianna Fáil
Fianna Fáil
Fianna Fáil – The Republican Party , more commonly known as Fianna Fáil is a centrist political party in the Republic of Ireland, founded on 23 March 1926. Fianna Fáil's name is traditionally translated into English as Soldiers of Destiny, although a more accurate rendition would be Warriors of Fál...


|FF
|-
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|Fine Gael
Fine Gael
Fine Gael is a centre-right to centrist political party in the Republic of Ireland. It is the single largest party in Ireland in the Oireachtas, in local government, and in terms of Members of the European Parliament. The party has a membership of over 35,000...


|FG
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Green Party
Green Party (Ireland)
The Green Party is a green political party in Ireland. It was founded as the Ecology Party of Ireland in 1981 by Dublin teacher Christopher Fettes. The party became the Green Alliance in 1983 and in 1987 was renamed to its current title in English...


|GP
|-
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|Independent
|Ind
|-
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|Independent Fianna Fáil
Independent Fianna Fáil
Independent Fianna Fáil was a splinter republican party created by Neil Blaney after his expulsion from Fianna Fáil following the Irish Arms Crisis . It ceased to exist on 26 July 2006...


|IFF
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Irish National Federation
Irish National Federation
The Irish National Federation was a nationalist political party in Ireland. It was founded in March 1891 by former members of the Irish National League who had left the Irish Parliamentary Party in protest when Charles Stewart Parnell refused to resign the party leadership as a result of his...


|INF
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Irish Parliamentary Party
Irish Parliamentary Party
The Irish Parliamentary Party was formed in 1882 by Charles Stewart Parnell, the leader of the Nationalist Party, replacing the Home Rule League, as official parliamentary party for Irish nationalist Members of Parliament elected to the House of Commons at...


|IPP
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Irish Unionist Alliance
|IUA
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Irish Worker League
Irish Worker League
The Irish Worker League was an Irish communist party, established in September 1923 by Jim Larkin.In July 1924 Larkin attended the Fifth Comintern congress, held in Moscow, and was elected to its executive committee. Initially, the League was not organised as a political party and had no founding...


|IWL
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Labour Party
Labour Party (Ireland)
The Labour Party is a social-democratic political party in the Republic of Ireland. The Labour Party was founded in 1912 in Clonmel, County Tipperary, by James Connolly, James Larkin and William X. O'Brien as the political wing of the Irish Trade Union Congress. Unlike the other main Irish...


|Lab
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|National Centre Party
National Centre Party (Ireland)
The National Centre Party, initially known as the National Farmers and Ratepayers League, was a short-lived political party in the Irish Free State...


|NCP
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|National League Party
|NLP
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Progressive Democrats
Progressive Democrats
The Progressive Democrats , commonly known as the PDs, was a pro-free market liberal political party in the Republic of Ireland.Launched on 21 December 1985 by Desmond O'Malley and other politicians who had split from Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, the Progressive Democrats took liberal positions on...


|PD
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin is a left wing, Irish republican political party in Ireland. The name is Irish for "ourselves" or "we ourselves", although it is frequently mistranslated as "ourselves alone". Originating in the Sinn Féin organisation founded in 1905 by Arthur Griffith, it took its current form in 1970...


|SF
|-
! style="background-color:
There is a tradition in Irish politics of having family members succeed each other, frequently in the same parliamentary seat. This article lists families where two or more members of that family have been members (TD
Teachta Dála
A Teachta Dála , usually abbreviated as TD in English, is a member of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas . It is the equivalent of terms such as "Member of Parliament" or "deputy" used in other states. The official translation of the term is "Deputy to the Dáil", though a more literal...

 or Senator) of either of the houses of the Oireachtas
Oireachtas
The Oireachtas , sometimes referred to as Oireachtas Éireann, is the "national parliament" or legislature of Ireland. The Oireachtas consists of:*The President of Ireland*The two Houses of the Oireachtas :**Dáil Éireann...

(Dáil Éireann
Dáil Éireann
Dáil Éireann is the lower house, but principal chamber, of the Oireachtas , which also includes the President of Ireland and Seanad Éireann . It is directly elected at least once in every five years under the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote...

 and Seanad Éireann
Seanad Éireann
Seanad Éireann is the upper house of the Oireachtas , which also comprises the President of Ireland and Dáil Éireann . It is commonly called the Seanad or Senate and its members Senators or Seanadóirí . Unlike Dáil Éireann, it is not directly elected but consists of a mixture of members chosen by...

) or of the European Parliament
European Parliament
The European Parliament is the directly elected parliamentary institution of the European Union . Together with the Council of the European Union and the Commission, it exercises the legislative function of the EU and it has been described as one of the most powerful legislatures in the world...

. It also includes members of the Oireachtas who had a relation who served in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1801–1922) for an Irish constituency. It does not include people who have served only on local councils
Local government in the Republic of Ireland
Local government functions in the Republic of Ireland are mostly exercised by thirty-four local authorities, termed county or city councils, which cover the entire territory of the state. The area under the jurisdiction of each of these authorities corresponds to the area of each of the 34 LAU I...

.

For the purposes of this list, a "family" has been defined as a group of people where each person has one of the following relationships to at least one of the other people listed:
  • son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter
  • father, mother, grandfather or grandmother
  • nephew, niece, grandnephew or grandniece
  • uncle, aunt, great uncle or great aunt
  • sibling and first cousin
  • spouse (husband or wife)
  • connected by marriage ("-in-law" relationships)


The list has been indexed against the name of the first family member to enter the Oireachtas.

{| class="wikitable" style="font-size: 95%;"
|-
!colspan=2|Party
!Abbreviation
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Conservative Party
Conservative Party (UK)
The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...


|Con
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Cumann na nGaedheal
|CnaG
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Clann na Poblachta
Clann na Poblachta
Clann na Poblachta , abbreviated CnaP, was an Irish republican and social democratic political party founded by former Irish Republican Army Chief of Staff Seán MacBride in 1946.-Foundation:...


|CnaP
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Clann na Talmhan
Clann na Talmhan
Clann na Talmhan , abbreviated CnaT, was an Irish agrarian political party active between 1939 and 1965.- Formation and Growth :Clann na Talmhan was founded on 29 June 1939 in Athenry, County Galway, in the wake of the breakdown of unification talks between the Irish Farmers Federation and...


|CnaT
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Democratic Left
Democratic Left (Ireland)
Democratic Left was a democratic socialist political party active in Ireland between 1992 and 1999. It came into being after a split in the Workers' Party and, after just seven years in existence, it merged into the Irish Labour Party.-Origins:...


|DL
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Farmers' Party
Farmers' Party (Ireland)
The Farmers' Party or Farmers' Union was an agrarian political party in the Irish Free State between 1922 and 1932. It was concerned almost exclusively with the interests of the agricultural community, and never sought to widen its scope beyond the countryside.The party won seven seats in Dáil...


|FP
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Fianna Fáil
Fianna Fáil
Fianna Fáil – The Republican Party , more commonly known as Fianna Fáil is a centrist political party in the Republic of Ireland, founded on 23 March 1926. Fianna Fáil's name is traditionally translated into English as Soldiers of Destiny, although a more accurate rendition would be Warriors of Fál...


|FF
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Fine Gael
Fine Gael
Fine Gael is a centre-right to centrist political party in the Republic of Ireland. It is the single largest party in Ireland in the Oireachtas, in local government, and in terms of Members of the European Parliament. The party has a membership of over 35,000...


|FG
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Green Party
Green Party (Ireland)
The Green Party is a green political party in Ireland. It was founded as the Ecology Party of Ireland in 1981 by Dublin teacher Christopher Fettes. The party became the Green Alliance in 1983 and in 1987 was renamed to its current title in English...


|GP
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Independent
|Ind
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Independent Fianna Fáil
Independent Fianna Fáil
Independent Fianna Fáil was a splinter republican party created by Neil Blaney after his expulsion from Fianna Fáil following the Irish Arms Crisis . It ceased to exist on 26 July 2006...


|IFF
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Irish National Federation
Irish National Federation
The Irish National Federation was a nationalist political party in Ireland. It was founded in March 1891 by former members of the Irish National League who had left the Irish Parliamentary Party in protest when Charles Stewart Parnell refused to resign the party leadership as a result of his...


|INF
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Irish Parliamentary Party
Irish Parliamentary Party
The Irish Parliamentary Party was formed in 1882 by Charles Stewart Parnell, the leader of the Nationalist Party, replacing the Home Rule League, as official parliamentary party for Irish nationalist Members of Parliament elected to the House of Commons at...


|IPP
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Irish Unionist Alliance
|IUA
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Irish Worker League
Irish Worker League
The Irish Worker League was an Irish communist party, established in September 1923 by Jim Larkin.In July 1924 Larkin attended the Fifth Comintern congress, held in Moscow, and was elected to its executive committee. Initially, the League was not organised as a political party and had no founding...


|IWL
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Labour Party
Labour Party (Ireland)
The Labour Party is a social-democratic political party in the Republic of Ireland. The Labour Party was founded in 1912 in Clonmel, County Tipperary, by James Connolly, James Larkin and William X. O'Brien as the political wing of the Irish Trade Union Congress. Unlike the other main Irish...


|Lab
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|National Centre Party
National Centre Party (Ireland)
The National Centre Party, initially known as the National Farmers and Ratepayers League, was a short-lived political party in the Irish Free State...


|NCP
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|National League Party
|NLP
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Progressive Democrats
Progressive Democrats
The Progressive Democrats , commonly known as the PDs, was a pro-free market liberal political party in the Republic of Ireland.Launched on 21 December 1985 by Desmond O'Malley and other politicians who had split from Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, the Progressive Democrats took liberal positions on...


|PD
|-
! style="background-color: " |
|Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin is a left wing, Irish republican political party in Ireland. The name is Irish for "ourselves" or "we ourselves", although it is frequently mistranslated as "ourselves alone". Originating in the Sinn Féin organisation founded in 1905 by Arthur Griffith, it took its current form in 1970...


|SF
|-
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|Sinn Féin the Workers Party
|SFWP
|-
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|Workers' Party
Workers' Party of Ireland
The Workers' Party is a left-wing republican political party in Ireland. Originating in the Sinn Féin organisation founded in 1905 by Arthur Griffith, it took its current form in 1970 after a split within the party, adopting its current name in 1982....


|WP
|}

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  • Bertie Ahern
    Bertie Ahern
    Patrick Bartholomew "Bertie" Ahern is a former Irish politician who served as Taoiseach of Ireland from 26 June 1997 to 7 May 2008....

     (born 1951): FF TD Dublin Central
    Dublin Central (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Dublin Central is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 4 deputies...

     1977–2011
    • his brother Noel Ahern
      Noel Ahern
      Noel Ahern is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He served as a Teachta Dála for the Dublin North West constituency from 1992 to 2011. He also served as the Minister of State at the Department of Transport with special responsibility for Road Safety from May 2008 to April 2009...

       (born 1944): FF TD Dublin North West
      Dublin North West (Dáil Éireann constituency)
      Dublin North–West is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 3 deputies...

       1992–2011
  • Kit Ahern
    Kit Ahern
    Catherine Ita "Kit" Ahern was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician from Ballybunion in County Kerry....

     (1915–2007): FF Senator 1965–1977, FF TD Kerry North 1977–1981
    • her cousin Ned O'Sullivan
      Ned O'Sullivan
      Ned O'Sullivan is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and member of Seanad Éireann on the Labour Panel. He was a member of Listowel Town Council from 1985–2007 and Kerry County Council from 1991–2007...

      : FF Senator 2007–
  • David Andrews (born 1936): FF TD Dún Laoghaire
    Dún Laoghaire (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Dún Laoghaire is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 4 deputies...

     1965–2002 (son of Todd Andrews
    Todd Andrews
    Christopher Stephen "Todd" Andrews was an Irish political activist and public servant. He participated in the Irish War of Independence and Civil War as a political and military activist in the Irish Republican movement. Todd Andrews never ran for election and was never a government minister...

    , a FF founder)
    • his son Barry Andrews (born 1967): FF TD Dún Laoghaire 2002–2011
    • his brother Niall Andrews
      Niall Andrews
      Niall Andrews was an Irish politician. He served as a Teachta Dála and Member of the European Parliament for the Fianna Fáil party....

       (1937–2006): FF TD Dublin South
      Dublin South (Dáil Éireann constituency)
      Dublin South is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 5 deputies...

       1977–1987, MEP Dublin
      Munster (European Parliament constituency)
      -1999 election :All sitting MEPs were re-elected.-1994 election:The constituency lost a seat and T. J. Maher and Gene Fitzgerald retired...

       1984–2004
      • Niall's son Chris Andrews
        Chris Andrews (politician)
        Chris Andrews is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála for the Dublin South East constituency from 2007 to 2011.-Family:He is the grandson of Todd Andrews, a leading figure in the early days of Fianna Fáil...

         (born 1964): FF TD Dublin South East
        Dublin South East (Dáil Éireann constituency)
        Dublin South–East is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 4 deputies...

         2007–2011
  • Bob Aylward
    Bob Aylward
    Bob Aylward was a Fianna Fáil politician from County Kilkenny in Ireland. He was a senator from 1973 until his death in 1974....

     (1911–1974): FF Senator 1973–1974
    • his son Liam Aylward
      Liam Aylward
      Liam Aylward is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and a Member of the European Parliament for the East constituency. He was a Teachta Dála for Carlow–Kilkenny from 1977–2007....

       (born 1952): FF TD Carlow–Kilkenny
      Carlow–Kilkenny (Dáil Éireann constituency)
      Carlow–Kilkenny is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 5 deputies...

       1977–2007, MEP East 2004–
    • his son Bobby Aylward
      Bobby Aylward
      Bobby Aylward is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician and was a Teachta Dála for the Carlow–Kilkenny constituency from 2007 to 2011. He also works as a farmer....

       (born 1955): FF TD Carlow–Kilkenny 2007–2011

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  • Anthony Barry
    Anthony Barry
    Anthony Barry was an Irish businessman and Fine Gael politician from Cork.-Early life and career:He was born one of 11 children, his family had a small grocery business at Bridge Street in Cork. The firm specialised in teas and wines and later moved to Princes Street...

     (1901–1983): FG TD/Senator Cork Borough
    Cork Borough (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Cork Borough was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1921 to 1969...

     1954–1965
    • his son Peter Barry (born 1928): FG TD Cork City South East
      Cork City South East (Dáil Éireann constituency)
      Cork City South–East was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1969 to 1977...

      /Cork City
      Cork City (Dáil Éireann constituency)
      Cork City was a short-lived parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1977 to 1981...

      /Cork South Central
      Cork South Central (Dáil Éireann constituency)
      Cork South–Central is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 5 deputies...

       1969–1997
      • Peter's daughter Deirdre Clune
        Deirdre Clune
        Deirdre Clune is an Irish Fine Gael politician. She was elected to Seanad Éireann in April 2011. She is a former Teachta Dála for the Cork South Central constituency.-Early life:...

         (born 1959): FG TD Cork South Central 1997–2002, 2007–2011, Senator 2011–
  • Richard Barry (born 1919): FG TD Cork East
    Cork East (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Cork East is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 4 deputies...

    /Cork North East
    Cork North East (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Cork North–East was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1961 to 1981. The constituency elected 5 deputies to the Dáil until 1969, and then 4 thereafter...

     1953–1981
    • his daughter Myra Barry
      Myra Barry
      Myra Barry is a former Irish Fine Gael politician. A national school teacher by profession, she was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fine Gael Teachta Dála in a by-election in 1979 for the Cork North East constituency, following the death of Fianna Fáil TD Seán Brosnan...

       (born 1957): FG TD Cork North East/Cork East 1979–1987
  • John Beirne, Snr
    John Beirne, Snr
    John Beirne, Snr was an Irish Clann na Talmhan politician. A shopkeeper and farmer, Beirne was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1943 general election as a Clann na Talmhan Teachta Dála for the Roscommon constituency and he was re-elected at the 1944 general election.His son John Beirne, Jnr...

     (1893–19??): CnaT TD Roscommon
    Roscommon (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Roscommon was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1923 to 1969 and from 1981 to 1992...

     1943–1948
    • his son John Beirne, Jnr
      John Beirne, Jnr
      John Beirne, Jnr was an Irish Clann na Talmhan politician. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1948 general election as a Clann na Talmhan Teachta Dála for the Roscommon constituency. He was re-elected at the 1951, 1954 and 1957 general elections...

       (died 1967): CnaT TD Roscommon 1948–1961
  • Patrick Belton
    Patrick Belton
    Patrick Belton was an Irish politician, anti-communist and leader of the Irish Christian Front. Belton provided a strong Catholic voice in an Irish nationalist context throughout his 20th century career...

     (1885–1945): FF TD Dublin County
    Dublin County (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Dublin County was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1921 to 1969...

     1927, CnaG/FG TD Dublin North 1933–1937, FG TD Dublin County 1938–1943
    • his son Richard Belton
      Richard Belton
      Richard Belton was an Irish politician and medical doctor. He was elected to Seanad Éireann on the Administrative Panel at the 1969 election, for Fine Gael...

       (1913–1974): FG Senator 1969–1973
      • his daughter Avril Doyle
        Avril Doyle
        Avril Doyle is a former Irish politician. She was a member of Fine Gael, part of the European People's Party.Avril Belton was born in Dublin and was educated at University College Dublin. Her father Richard Belton was a Senator and her grandfather Patrick Belton was a Teachta Dála...

         (born 1949): FG TD/Senator Wexford
        Wexford (Dáil Éireann constituency)
        Wexford is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 5 deputies...

         1982–2002, MEP
        Member of the European Parliament
        A Member of the European Parliament is a person who has been elected to the European Parliament. The name of MEPs differ in different languages, with terms such as europarliamentarian or eurodeputy being common in Romance language-speaking areas.When the European Parliament was first established,...

         Leinster
        Leinster (European Parliament constituency)
        -1999 election:Alan Gillis lost his seat to his party running mate Avril Doyle.-1994 election:Alan Gillis replaced his party colleague Patrick Cooney who had stepped down...

        /East 1999–2009
    • his son Jack Belton
      Jack Belton
      John Belton was an Irish politician, builder and publican. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1948 general election as a Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Dublin North East. He was re-elected at the 1951, 1954, 1957 and 1961 general elections...

       (died 1963): FG TD Dublin North East
      Dublin North East (Dáil Éireann constituency)
      Dublin North–East is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 3 deputies...

       1948–1963
    • his son Paddy Belton
      Paddy Belton
      Patrick Belton was an Irish politician, company director and publican. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fine Gael Teachta Dála at the Dublin North East by-election held on 30 May 1963 caused by the death of his brother Jack Belton. He was re-elected for Dublin North East at the 1965,...

       (1926–1987): FG TD Dublin North East 1963–1977
    • his nephew Luke Belton
      Luke Belton
      Luke Belton was an Irish Fine Gael politician.A publican from Rathcline, County Longford, he unsuccessfully contested the 1961 general election and was first elected to Dáil Éireann in the 1965 general election as a TD for Dublin North Central...

       (1918–2006): FG TD/Senator Dublin North Central
      Dublin North Central (Dáil Éireann constituency)
      Dublin North–Central is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 3 deputies...

       1965–1987
    • his nephew ? Louis Belton
      Louis Belton
      Louis J. Belton is a former Irish Fine Gael politician from County Longford, and the seventh member of the Belton family to be elected to the Oireachtas....

       (born 1943): FG TD/Senator Longford–Westmeath/Longford–Roscommon 1989–2002
  • Thomas Westropp Bennett
    Thomas Westropp Bennett
    Thomas Westropp Bennett was an Anglo-Irish Catholic politician in the Irish Free State.Born on his father's estate in Ballymurphy, County Limerick he was the eldest son of Captain Thomas Westropp Bennett, a gentleman-farmer, Crimean War veteran and retired Captain in the 39th regiment of the...

     (1867–1962): CnaG/FG Senator 1922–1936
    • his brother George C. Bennett
      George C. Bennett
      George C. Westropp Bennett was an Anglo-Irish Catholic Cumann na nGaedheal and Fine Gael politician. He was born in Ballymurphy, his father's estate in County Limerick in 1877. He was the second son of Captain Thomas Westropp Bennett, a British Army officer and a scion of an old Limerick family of...

       (1877–1963): CnaG/FG TD Limerick
      Limerick (Dáil Éireann constituency)
      Limerick is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 3 deputies...

       1927–1948 and Senator 1948–1951
  • Sir Edward Coey Bigger: Ind Senator 1925–1936
    • his son Joseph Warwick Bigger (1891–1951): Ind Senator 1944–1951
  • Neal Blaney
    Neal Blaney
    Neal Blaney was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician, and long-serving member of the Oireachtas.Blaney, a native of Fanad in the north of County Donegal, had been a commander of the IRA in Donegal during the War of Independence and the Civil War...

     (1893–1948): FF TD Donegal
    Donegal (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Donegal was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1921 to 1937 and from 1977 to 1981...

     1927–1937, Donegal East
    Donegal East (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Donegal East was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1937 to 1961...

     1937–1938 and 1943–1948, FF Senator 1938–1943
    • Neal's son Neil Blaney
      Neil Blaney
      Neil Terence Columba Blaney was a senior Irish politician. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 1948 as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála representing Donegal East. Blaney served as Minister for Posts and Telegraphs , Minister for Local Government and Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries...

       (1922–1995): FF/IFF TD Donegal East/Donegal North East
      Donegal North East (Dáil Éireann constituency)
      Donegal North–East is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 3 deputies...

      /Donegal 1948–1995, IFF MEP Connacht–Ulster 1979–1984, 1989–1994
    • Neal's son Harry Blaney
      Harry Blaney
      Harry Blaney is a retired Irish Independent Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála for the constituency of Donegal North East. He is a son of Neal Blaney, who was a TD from 1927 to 1948....

       (born 1928): IFF TD Donegal North East 1997–2002
      • Harry's son Niall Blaney
        Niall Blaney
        Niall Blaney is a former Irish politician. A member of Independent Fianna Fáil until he joined Fianna Fáil in 2006, he served as a Teachta Dála for Donegal North East from 2002 to 2011....

         (born 1974): IFF/FF TD Donegal North East 2002–2011
  • Harry Boland
    Harry Boland
    Harry Boland was an Irish Republican politician and member of the First Dáil.-Early life:Boland was born in Phibsboro, Dublin on 27 April 1887. He was active in GAA circles in early life, and ultimately joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood...

     (1887–1922): SF TD South Roscommon
    South Roscommon (UK Parliament constituency)
    South Roscommon was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament 1885–1922.Prior to the 1885 general election the area was part of the Roscommon constituency. From 1922 it was not represented in the UK Parliament....

     1918–1922
    • his brother Gerald Boland
      Gerald Boland
      Gerald Boland was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. A founder-member of the party, he served in a number of Cabinet positions, most notably as the country's longest-serving Minister for Justice.-Early life:...

       (1885–1973): FF TD/Senator Roscommon 1926–1961
      • Gerald's son Kevin Boland
        Kevin Boland
        Kevin Boland , was a senior Irish politician. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 1957 as a Fianna Fáil TD. He served as Minister for Defence , Minister for Social Welfare and Minister for Local Government...

         (1917–2001): FF TD Dublin County 1957–1970
  • Philip Brady
    Philip Brady (Irish politician)
    Philip A. Brady was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as a Teachta Dála for Dublin South Central for 19 years.He was elected to Dáil Éireann on his first attempt, at the 1951 general election...

     (1898–1995): FF TD Dublin South Central
    Dublin South Central (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Dublin South–Central is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 5 deputies...

     1951–1977
    • his son Gerard Brady
      Gerard Brady
      Gerard Brady is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as Minister for Education in November and December 1982.Gerard Brady was born in Dublin in 1936. He was educated at St. Mary's College in Rathmines and later at the College of Science and Technology and the College of Pharmacy in the...

       (born 1936): FF TD Dublin Rathmines West
      Dublin Rathmines West (Dáil Éireann constituency)
      Dublin Rathmines West was a short-lived parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1977 to 1981...

      /Dublin South East 1977–1992
  • Thomas Brennan (died 1953): FF TD Wicklow
    Wicklow (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Wicklow is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 5 deputies...

     1944–1954
    • his son Paudge Brennan
      Paudge Brennan
      "Paudge" Brennan was an Irish Fianna Fáil Party politician who sat for 25 years as a TD for Wicklow, was briefly a Senator....

       (1922–1998): FF TD Wicklow 1954–1973, 1981–1982, 1982–1987, Senator 1982
  • Martin Brennan
    Martin Brennan (Irish politician)
    Martin Brennan was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician, who was elected three times to Dáil Éireann.A medical doctor, Brennan was first elected at the 1938 general election to the 10th Dáil for the Sligo constituency. He was returned to the 11th Dáil 1943 general election, and the following year he...

     (1903–1956): FF TD Sligo
    Sligo (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Sligo was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1937 to 1948. The constituency elected 3 deputies to the Dáil, using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation .- History :The constituency was...

     1938–1948
    • his nephew Matt Brennan
      Matt Brennan
      Matt Brennan is a retired Fianna Fáil politician from the north west of Ireland who was a Teachta Dála for the constituency of Sligo-Leitrim....

       (born 1936): FF TD Sligo–Leitrim 1982–2002
  • Robert Briscoe
    Robert Briscoe (politician)
    Robert Briscoe , known as Bob Briscoe was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as a Teachta Dála in the Oireachtas from 1927 to 1965.- Family :...

     (1894–1969): FF TD Dublin South
    Dublin South (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Dublin South is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 5 deputies...

    /Dublin South West
    Dublin South West (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Dublin South–West is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 4 deputies...

     1927–1965
    • his son Ben Briscoe
      Ben Briscoe
      Ben Briscoe is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician.-Member of Dáil Éireann:He was a Teachta Dála for 37 years, representing a series of constituencies in Dublin....

       (born 1934): FF TD Dublin 1965–2002
  • John Browne
    John Browne (Fine Gael)
    John Browne is a former Irish Fine Gael politician, who served as a Senator and later as a TD for the constituency of Carlow–Kilkenny....

     (born 1936): FG Senator 1983–1987, TD Carlow–Kilkenny 1989–2002
    • his son Fergal Browne (born 1973): FG Senator 2002–2007
  • Seán Browne
    Seán Browne
    Seán Browne was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála for the Wexford constituency — first elected in 1957.-Early and private life:Browne was a prominent member of the GAA...

     (1916–1996): FF TD Wexford 1957–1961, 1969–1981, 1982
    • his nephew John Browne
      John Browne (Fianna Fáil)
      John Browne is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He has been a Teachta Dála for the Wexford constituency since 1982. He is a former Minister of State...

       (born 1948): FF TD Wexford 1982–
  • Cathal Brugha
    Cathal Brugha
    Cathal Brugha was an Irish revolutionary and politician, active in the Easter Rising, Irish War of Independence, and the Irish Civil War and was the first Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann.-Background:...

     (1874–1922): SF TD County Waterford 1918–1922
    • his wife Caitlín Brugha
      Caitlín Brugha
      Caitlín Brugha was an Irish Sinn Féin politician.Born Kathleen Kingston, in Birr, County Offaly, she married Irish revolutionary Cathal Brugha in 1912. Her husband died in 1922 during the Irish Civil War and she was elected to Dáil Éireann as a Sinn Féin Teachta Dála at the 1923 general election...

       (1879–1959): SF TD Waterford
      Waterford (Dáil Éireann constituency)
      Waterford is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 4 deputies...

       1923–1927
    • his son Ruairí Brugha
      Ruairi Brugha
      Ruairí Brugha was an Irish Republican and IRA volunteer who became a Fianna Fáil politician, serving as a Teachta Dála , senator and Member of the European Parliament .- Family and early life :...

       (1917–2006): FF TD Dublin County South
      Dublin County South (Dáil Éireann constituency)
      Dublin County South was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1969 to 1981...

       1973–1977, Senator 1969–1973, 1977–1981, MEP 1977–1979
      • his father-in-law Terence MacSwiney
        Terence MacSwiney
        Terence Joseph MacSwiney was an Irish playwright, author and politician. He was elected as Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork during the Irish War of Independence in 1920. He was arrested by the British on charges of sedition and imprisoned in Brixton prison in England...

         (1879–1920): SF TD Cork Mid
        Cork Mid (Dáil Éireann constituency)
        Cork Mid was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1961 to 1981. The constituency was served by 4 deputies from 1961 to 1977, and then 5 from 1977 until its abolition in 1981...

         1918–1920
  • John Bruton
    John Bruton
    John Gerard Bruton is an Irish politician who served as Taoiseach of Ireland from 1994 to 1997. A minister under two taoisigh, Liam Cosgrave and Garret FitzGerald, Bruton held a number of the top posts in Irish government, including Minister for Finance , and Minister for Industry, Trade,...

     (born 1947): FG TD Meath 1969–2004
    • his brother Richard Bruton
      Richard Bruton
      Richard Bruton is an Irish Fine Gael politician and has been a Teachta Dála for the Dublin North Central constituency since 1982. He was appointed as Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on 9 March 2011...

       (born 1953): FG Senator 1981–1982, TD Dublin North Central 1982–
  • Patrick Burke
    Patrick Burke (Dublin politician)
    Patrick Joseph Burke was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and hospital official. Burke was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for the Dublin County constituency at the 1944 general election. He was re-elected at each subsequent general election until he retired at the 1973...

     (1904–1985): FF TD Dublin County/Dublin County North
    Dublin County North (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Dublin County North was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1969 to 1981...

     1944–1973
    • his son Ray Burke (born 1943): FF TD Dublin County North/Dublin North 1973–1997
  • James Burke (died 1964): FG TD Roscommon 1951–1964
    • his wife Joan Burke
      Joan Burke
      Joan T. Burke is a former Irish Fine Gael politician, farmer and nurse. She was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fine Gael Teachta Dála for the Roscommon constituency at the July 1964 by-election caused by the death of her husband James Burke...

       (born 1928): FG TD Roscommon 1964–1981
  • John Butler
    John Butler (Irish politician)
    John Butler was an Irish politician, farmer and trade union official. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1922 general election for the Waterford–Tipperary East constituency as a Labour Party member. He was re-elected for the Waterford constituency at the 1923 general election. He lost his...

     (1891–1968): Lab TD Waterford–Tipperary East 1922–1923, Waterford 1923–1927, Senator 1938–1965
    • his son Pierce Butler
      Pierce Butler (Irish politician)
      Pierce Butler was a creamery manager and Fine Gael politician from County Tipperary in Ireland. He was a senator from 1969 to 1982....

       (1922–1999): FG Senator 1969–1983
  • Alfred Byrne
    Alfred Byrne
    Alfred Byrne , also known as Alfie Byrne, was an Irish nationalist politician, who served as both an MP in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and as a Teachta Dála in Dáil Éireann. As Lord Mayor of Dublin he was known as the "shaking hand of Dublin".He was born...

     (1882–1956): IPP MP Dublin Harbour
    Dublin Harbour (UK Parliament constituency)
    Dublin Harbour, a division of Dublin, was a UK parliamentary constituency in Ireland. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 to 1922....

     1915–1918, Ind TD Dublin Mid
    Dublin Mid (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Dublin Mid was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1921 to 1923...

    /Dublin North 1922–1928, Ind Senator 1928–1931, Ind TD Dublin North/Dublin North East 1932–1956
    • his son Alfred P. Byrne
      Alfred P. Byrne
      Alfred Patrick Byrne was an Irish politician. A clerk by profession, he as first elected to Dáil Éireann as an independent Teachta Dála for Dublin North West at the 1937 general election. He was re-elected at the 1938 and 1943 general elections but lost his seat at the 1944 general election...

       (1913–1952): Ind TD Dublin North West 1937–1944, 1948–1952
    • his son Thomas Byrne
      Thomas Byrne (Dublin politician)
      Thomas N. Byrne was an Irish independent politician. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Teachta Dála for Dublin North West at a by-election on 12 November 1952. The by-election was caused by the death of his brother, Alfred P. Byrne. He was re-elected at the 1954 and 1957 general elections...

       (1917–1978): Ind TD Dublin North West 1952–1961
    • his son Patrick Byrne
      Patrick Byrne (Irish politician)
      Patrick Byrne was an Irish politician. An accountant by profession, he was first elected to Dáil Éireann as an independent Teachta Dála for Dublin North East at a by-election on 30 April 1956. The by-election was caused by the death of his father, Alfred Byrne. In 1957 he joined Fine Gael and was...

       (born 1925): Ind TD Dublin North East 1956–1957, FG TD Dublin North East 1957–1969

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  • Johnny Callanan
    Johnny Callanan
    Johnny Callanan was an Irish Fianna Fáil party politician from County Galway.Callanan was born in the village of Kilconnell, near Ballinasloe, County Galway, to a farming family...

     (1910–1982): FF TD Clare–Galway South/Galway
    Galway (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Galway was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1921 to 1937. The method of election was the single transferable vote form of proportional representation .- History :...

    /Galway East 1973–1982
    • his nephew Joe Callanan
      Joe Callanan
      Joe Callanan is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was born in Kilconnell, County Galway. He is a former Teachta Dála for the Galway East constituency. Callanan was elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2002 general election but lost his seat at the 2007 general election.He is a nephew of a...

       (born 1949): FF TD Galway East 2002–2007
  • Phelim Calleary
    Phelim Calleary
    Phelim Alfred Calleary was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was first elected as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Mayo North at the June 1952 by-election, caused by the death of P. J. Ruttledge...

     (1895–1974): FF TD Mayo North
    Mayo North (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Mayo North was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1923 to 1969...

     1952–1969
    • his son Seán Calleary
      Seán Calleary
      Seán Calleary is a former Irish politician. He was a Fianna Fáil member of Dáil Éireann from 1973 to 1992 representing the Mayo East constituency....

       (born 1931): FF TD Mayo
      Mayo (Dáil Éireann constituency)
      Mayo is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects five deputies...

       1973–1992
      • Seán's son Dara Calleary
        Dara Calleary
        Dara Calleary is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He has been a Teachta Dála for the Mayo constituency since 2007. He served as Minister of State for Labour Affairs and Public Service Transformation from 2009 to 2011....

         (born 1973): FF TD Mayo 2007–
  • Donal Carey
    Donal Carey
    Donal Carey is a former Irish Fine Gael politician. He was a Teachta Dála for the constituency of Clare.Carey was first elected to Dáil Éireann on his 3rd attempt in the February 1982 General Election and retained his seat until losing it at the 2002 General Election.On 27 January 1995 he became...

     (born 1937): FG TD Clare 1982–2002
    • His son Joe Carey
      Joe Carey
      Joe Carey is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He has been a Teachta Dála for the Clare constituency since 2007.He was a member of Clare County Council from 1997–2007. He was educated at Clarecastle National School Clarecastle, St. Flannan's College Ennis, and Galway Institute of Technology...

       (born 1975): FG TD Clare 2007–
  • (Robert) Erskine Childers
    Robert Erskine Childers
    Robert Erskine Childers DSC , universally known as Erskine Childers, was the author of the influential novel Riddle of the Sands and an Irish nationalist who smuggled guns to Ireland in his sailing yacht Asgard. He was executed by the authorities of the nascent Irish Free State during the Irish...

     (1870–1922): SF TD Kildare-Wicklow 1921–1922
    • his double first cousin Robert Childers Barton
      Robert Barton
      Robert Childers Barton was an Irish lawyer, soldier, statesman and farmer who participated in the negotiations leading up to the signature of the Anglo-Irish Treaty. His father was Charles William Barton and his mother was Agnes Childers. His wife was Rachel Warren of Boston, daughter of Fiske...

       (1881-1975): SF TD Wicklow West 1919-1921, SF TD Kildare-Wicklow 1921-1923
    • Erskine's son Erskine H. Childers
      Erskine Hamilton Childers
      Erskine Hamilton Childers served as the fourth President of Ireland from 1973 until his death in 1974. He was a Teachta Dála from 1938 until 1973...

       (1905–1974): FF TD Wicklow 1938–1973, President
      President of Ireland
      The President of Ireland is the head of state of Ireland. The President is usually directly elected by the people for seven years, and can be elected for a maximum of two terms. The presidency is largely a ceremonial office, but the President does exercise certain limited powers with absolute...

       1973–1974
      • Erskine H.'s daughter Nessa Childers
        Nessa Childers
        Nessa Maria Vereker Childers is an Irish Labour Party politician who is currently a Member of the European Parliament for the East constituency....

        : Lab MEP East 2009–
  • Patrick Clohessy
    Patrick Clohessy
    Patrick Clohessy was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and farmer. He contested the 1954 general election in the Limerick East constituency but was not elected. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála at the subsequent 1957 general election and held his seat until...

     (1908–1971): FF TD Limerick East 1957–1969
    • his nephew Peadar Clohessy
      Peadar Clohessy
      Peadar Clohessy is a retired Irish Progressive Democrat politician. He was a Teachta Dála for Limerick East from 1981 to 1982 and from 1987 to 1997.A farmer, Clohessy was first elected as a Fianna Fáil TD in the 1981 general election...

       (born 1934): FF/PD TD Limerick East 1981–1982, 1987–1997
  • James Coburn
    James Coburn (Irish politician)
    James Coburn was an Irish politician and builders foreman. Coburn was first elected to Dáil Éireann as an National League Party Teachta Dála for the Louth constituency at the June 1927 general election...

     (1889–1953): NLP/Ind/FG TD Louth
    Louth (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Louth is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 5 deputies...

     1927–1953
    • his son George Coburn
      George Coburn
      George Coburn was an Irish politician and fitter. Coburn was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fine Gael Teachta Dála for the Louth constituency at a by-election on 3 March 1954 caused by the death of his father James Coburn. He was re-elected at the 1954 and 1957 general elections...

       (1920–2009): FG TD Louth 1953–1961
  • Harry Colley (1891–1972): FF TD Dublin North East 1944–1957
    • his son George Colley
      George Colley
      George Colley was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician, who served in a wide number of Cabinet poistions, most notably as Minister for Finance and Tánaiste. He was twice defeated for the leadership of Fianna Fáil in 1966 and 1979.-Early life:Colley was born in Fairview, on the northside of Dublin...

       (1925–1983): FF TD Dublin North East/Dublin North Central/Dublin Clontarf
      Dublin Clontarf (Dáil Éireann constituency)
      Dublin Clontarf was a short-lived parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1977 to 1981...

      /Dublin Central 1961–1983
      • his granddaughter Anne Colley
        Anne Colley
        Anne Colley is a former Irish Progressive Democrats politician who represented Dublin South from 1987 to 1989.-Background:Anne Colley was born in Dublin in 1951. She read Law at University College Dublin and qualified as a solicitor...

         (born 1951): PD TD Dublin South 1987–1989
  • James Collins
    James Collins (Irish politician)
    James Collins was an Irish politician. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil TD for Limerick West in the 1948 General Election and at each election until his death in 1967. He was succeeded in the by-election of November 1967 by his son Gerry Collins.Another son, Michael J....

     (1900–1967): FF TD Limerick
    Limerick (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Limerick is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 3 deputies...

     1948–1967
    • his son Gerry Collins (born 1938): FF TD Limerick 1967–1997, MEP Munster
      Munster (European Parliament constituency)
      -1999 election :All sitting MEPs were re-elected.-1994 election:The constituency lost a seat and T. J. Maher and Gene Fitzgerald retired...

       1994–2004
    • his son Michael Collins
      Michael Collins (Limerick politician)
      Michael J. Collins is a former Fianna Fáil and Independent Teachta Dála for Limerick West from 1997 to 2007.-Early life and career:...

       (born 1940): FF TD Limerick West 1997–2007
    • his grandson Niall Collins
      Niall Collins
      Niall Collins is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He is currently a Teachta Dála for the Limerick constituency. He previously served as member of Limerick County Council for the Bruff Local Electoral Area. He was first elected to the council at the 2004 local elections...

       (born 1973): FF TD Limerick West 2007–
  • Michael Collins
    Michael Collins (Irish leader)
    Michael "Mick" Collins was an Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance and Teachta Dála for Cork South in the First Dáil of 1919, Director of Intelligence for the IRA, and member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations. Subsequently, he was both Chairman of the...

     (1890–1922): SF TD Cork South
    South Cork (UK Parliament constituency)
    South Cork, formally known as the Southern division of County Cork , was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, represented in the Parliament of the United Kingdom...

     1918–1921, Cork Mid, North, South, South East and West
    Cork Mid, North, South, South East and West (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Cork Mid, North, South, South East and West was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1921 to 1923...

     1921–1922
    • his cousin Gearóid O'Sullivan
      Gearóid O'Sullivan
      Gearóid O'Sullivan was an Irish teacher, Irish language scholar, army officer, barrister and Sinn Féin and Fine Gael politician.-Early life and education:...

       (1891–1948): SF TD Carlow–Kilkenny 1921–1923, CnaG TD Dublin County 1927–1937
    • his sister Margaret Collins-O'Driscoll
      Margaret Collins-O'Driscoll
      Margaret Collins-O'Driscoll was an Irish Cumann na nGaedheal politician. She was the sister of the Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins. She was educated at Baggot Street Training College and was a schoolteacher and school principal before entering politics...

       (1878–1945): CnaG TD Dublin North 1923–1933
    • his grandniece Nora Owen
      Nora Owen
      Nora Owen , is a former Irish Fine Gael politician. She was a Teachta Dála for Dublin North from 1981 to 1987 and from 1989 to 2002. She also served as Minister for Justice from 1994 to 1997.-Early life:...

       (born 1945): FG TD Dublin North 1981–1987, 1989-2002
    • his grandniece Mary Banotti
      Mary Banotti
      Mary Elizabeth Banotti is an Irish former Fine Gael politician.-Early life and education:Mary O'Mahony was born in Dublin...

       (born 1939): FG MEP Dublin
      Dublin (European Parliament constituency)
      Dublin is a constituency of the European Parliament in Ireland. It elects 3 Members of the European Parliament using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation .-History and boundaries:...

       1984–2004
  • John Conlan
    John Conlan (Monaghan politician)
    John Francis Conlan was an Irish Fine Gael politician, grocer and publican. He was elected to Seanad Éireann in 1965 on the Industrial and Commercial Panel. He was elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fine Gael Teachta Dála at the 1969 general election for the Monaghan constituency...

     (1928–2004): Fine Gael Senator 1965–1969, TD Monaghan
    Monaghan (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Monaghan was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1921 to 1977. The constituency elected 3 deputies to the Dáil, using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation .- History :The constituency was...

    /Cavan–Monaghan
    Cavan–Monaghan (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Cavan–Monaghan is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 5 deputies...

     1969–1987
    • Seán Conlan
      Seán Conlan
      Seán Conlan is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He was elected as a Teachta Dála for the Cavan–Monaghan constituency at the 2011 general election. He lives in Ballybay in County Monaghan...

      : Fine Gael TD Cavan–Monaghan 2011–
  • Johnny Connor
    Johnny Connor
    Johnny Connor was an Irish Clann na Poblachta politician and TD for Kerry North.He was elected to Dáil Éireann on his third attempt, at the 1954 general election, unseating sitting Fine Gael TD John Lynch and taking his seat in the 15th Dáil...

     (died 1955): CnaP TD Kerry North 1954–1955
    • his daughter Kathleen O'Connor
      Kathleen O'Connor
      Kathleen O'Connor is a retired Irish National School teacher from County Kerry, and a former Clann na Poblachta politician....

       (born 1934): CnaP TD Kerry North 1956–1957
  • Roddy Connolly
    Roddy Connolly
    Roderick James Connolly was a socialist politician in Ireland.The son of Irish socialist James Connolly and Lillie Connolly, he was involved in the Easter Rising in 1916, where he served in the GPO under his father. He joined the Socialist Party of Ireland in 1917...

     (1901–1980): Lab TD Louth 1943–1944, 1948–1951, Senator 1975–1977 (Son of James Connolly
    James Connolly
    James Connolly was an Irish republican and socialist leader. He was born in the Cowgate area of Edinburgh, Scotland, to Irish immigrant parents and spoke with a Scottish accent throughout his life. He left school for working life at the age of 11, but became one of the leading Marxist theorists of...

    )
    • his sister Nora Connolly O'Brien
      Nora Connolly O'Brien
      Nora Connolly O'Brien was an activist and writer; she was also a member of the Irish Senate.The second daughter of James Connolly and Lillie Connolly, she was born in Scotland. In 1904, the family moved to the United States and moved to Belfast in 1907...

       (1893–1981): Senator 1957–1969
  • Fintan Coogan, Snr
    Fintan Coogan, Snr
    Fintan Coogan was a Fine Gael politician from Galway in Ireland. A blacksmith before entering politics, he was a Teachta Dála for over twenty years, and served three times as Mayor of Galway....

     (1910–1984): FG TD Galway West 1954–1977
    • his son Fintan Coogan, Jnr
      Fintan Coogan, Jnr
      Fintan Coogan is a former Fine Gael politician from Galway in Ireland. He was a Teachta Dála for five years, a senator for five years, and was twice Mayor of Galway.- Family and early life :...

       (born 1944): FG TD Galway West 1982–1987, Senator 1997–2002
  • Richard Corish
    Richard Corish
    Richard Corish was an Irish politician.Born in Wexford in 1889, Corish was educated by the Christian Brothers in the town. Following his education he became a trade union official....

     (1889–1945): Lab TD Wexford 1921–1945
  • W. T. Cosgrave (1880–1965): CnaG/FG TD Carlow–Kilkenny 1919–1927, Cork Borough 1927–1944
    • his brother Philip Cosgrave
      Philip Cosgrave
      Philip Cosgrave was an Irish Cumann na nGaedheal party politician who served as a Teachta Dála in Dáil Éireann from 1921 to 1923....

       (died 1923): CnaG TD Dublin North West 1921–1923: Dublin South 1923
    • his son Liam Cosgrave
      Liam Cosgrave
      Liam Cosgrave is an Irish Fine Gael politician who served as Taoiseach and as Leader of Fine Gael . He was a Teachta Dála from 1943 to 1981....

       (born 1920): FG TD Dublin County 1943–1948, Dún Laoghaire 1948–1981
      • Liam's son Liam T. Cosgrave
        Liam T. Cosgrave
        Liam Thomas Cosgrave is a former Fine Gael politician in the Republic of Ireland.Coming from a political family, he is the son of former Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave and grandson of the first President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State W. T...

         (born 1956): FG TD Dún Laoghaire 1981–1987, FG Senator 1989–2002
  • John A. Costello
    John A. Costello
    John Aloysius Costello , a successful barrister, was one of the main legal advisors to the government of the Irish Free State after independence, Attorney General of Ireland from 1926–1932 and Taoiseach from 1948–1951 and 1954–1957....

     (1881–1976): FG TD Dublin Townships
    Dublin Townships (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Dublin Townships was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1937 to 1948...

     1933–1943, 1944–1969
    • his son Declan Costello
      Declan Costello
      Declan Costello was an Irish jurist and Fine Gael party politician, who served as a Teachta Dála for twenty years, as Attorney General for four years and as a High Court judge for another twenty years before his retirement....

       (born 1926): FG TD Dublin North West 1951–1969, Dublin South West 1973–1977
  • Clement Coughlan
    Clement Coughlan
    Clement Coughlan was an Irish politician and school teacher from County Donegal. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann in a 1980 by-election as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Donegal. He only served in public office for two years before his sudden death in a road traffic accident on 1 February 1983...

     (1942–1983): FF TD Donegal South West
    Donegal South West (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Donegal South–West is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 3 deputies...

     1980–1983
    • his brother Cathal Coughlan
      Cathal Coughlan (politician)
      Cathal Seán Coughlan was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann in a 1983 by-election caused by the death of his brother, Clement Coughlan. His tenure as a Teachta Dála for Donegal South West was short as he died suddenly in June 1986...

       (1937–1986): FF TD Donegal South West 1983–1986
      • Cathal's daughter Mary Coughlan (born 1965): FF TD Donegal South West 1987–2011
  • Hugh Coveney
    Hugh Coveney
    Hugh P. Coveney was a senior Irish Fine Gael politician, and a noted yachtsman.Hugh Coveney was born into one of Cork's prosperous "merchant prince" families in 1935. He was educated at Christian Brothers College, Cork, Clongowes Wood and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors...

     (1935–1998): FG TD Cork South Central 1981–1998
    • his son Simon Coveney
      Simon Coveney
      Simon Coveney is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as a Teachta Dála for Cork South Central since 1998. In March 2011 he became Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine in Enda Kenny's coalition government....

       (born 1972): FG TD Cork South Central 1998–, MEP South 2004–2007
  • Bernard Cowen
    Bernard Cowen
    Bernard F. "Ber" Cowen was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who was elected five times to Dáil Éireann.-Early life:...

     (1932–1984): FF TD Laois–Offaly 1969–1984
    • his son Brian Cowen
      Brian Cowen
      Brian Cowen is a former Irish politician who served as Taoiseach of Ireland from 7 May 2008 to 9 March 2011. He was head of a coalition government led by Fianna Fáil which until 23 January 2011 had the support of the Green Party and independent TDs.Cowen was also leader of Fianna Fáil from 7 May...

       (born 1960): FF TD Laois–Offaly 1984–2011
    • his son Barry Cowen
      Barry Cowen
      Barry Cowen is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was elected as a Teachta Dála for the Laois–Offaly constituency at the 2011 general election....

      : FF TD Laois–Offaly 2011–
  • Donal Creed
    Donal Creed
    Donal Creed is a retired Irish farmer and Fine Gael party politician from Macroom in County Cork who served as a Teachta Dála for 22 years and as a junior government minister in the 1980s....

     (born 1924): FG TD Cork North West
    Cork North West (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Cork North–West is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 3 deputies...

     1965–1989, MEP 1973–1977
    • his son Michael Creed
      Michael Creed
      Michael Creed is an Irish Fine Gael politician and has been a Teachta Dála for the Cork North West constituency since 2007....

       (born 1963): FG TD Cork North West 1989–2002, 2007–
  • Patrick Crotty
    Patrick Crotty
    Patrick J. Crotty was an Irish Fine Gael party politician who served for twenty-one years as TD for the constituency of Carlow–Kilkenny....

     (1902–1970): FG TD Carlow–Kilkenny 1948–1969
    • his son Kieran Crotty
      Kieran Crotty
      Kieran Crotty was a former Irish Fine Gael party politician who served for twenty years as Teachta Dála for the constituency of Carlow–Kilkenny.Crotty was first elected to the 19th Dáil in the 1969 general election...

       (born 1930): FG TD Carlow–Kilkenny 1969–1989
  • Frederick Crowley
    Frederick Crowley
    Frederick Hugh Crowley was an Irish Fianna Fáil party politician and Teachta Dála for Kerry South.Crowley was first elected to the 6th Dáil in the September 1927 general election and was re-elected at the next seven general elections, and died in 1945 while still a TD.After his death, the...

     (died 1945): FF TD Kerry South 1927–1945
    • his wife Honor Crowley (1903–1966): FF TD Kerry South 1945–1966
  • Flor Crowley
    Flor Crowley
    Florence "Flor" Crowley was a Fianna Fáil politician from West Cork in Ireland. He was a Teachta Dála for thirteen years, and a senator for five years.- Family :...

     (1934–1997): FF TD Cork Mid/Cork South West
    Cork South West (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Cork South–West is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 3 deputies . The method of election is the single transferable vote form of proportional representation .- History and boundaries :It was...

     1965–1982, Senator
    • his son Brian Crowley
      Brian Crowley
      Brian Crowley is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and a Member of the European Parliament for the South constituency. He was co-president of the Union for Europe of the Nations group in the European Parliament in which Fianna Fáil sat until it joined the ELDR and, by extension, ALDE...

       (born 1964): FF Senator 1992–1994, MEP Munster
      Munster (European Parliament constituency)
      -1999 election :All sitting MEPs were re-elected.-1994 election:The constituency lost a seat and T. J. Maher and Gene Fitzgerald retired...

      /South 1994–

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  • Michael D'Arcy
    Michael D'Arcy
    Michael D'Arcy is a retired Irish Fine Gael politician, and a former TD for the Wexford constituency.He was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1977 general election and held it until the 1987 general election when he lost it to Brendan Howlin of the Labour Party...

     (born 1934): FG TD Wexford 1977–1987, 1989–1992, 1997–2002
    • his son Michael W. D'Arcy (born 1970): FG TD Wexford 2007–2011, Senator 2011–
  • Michael Davern
    Michael Davern
    Michael J. Davern was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as Teachta Dála for Tipperary South from 1948 to 1965.He was first elected to Dáil Éireann in the 1948 general election, sitting in the 13th Dáil...

     (1900–1973): FF TD Tipperary South
    Tipperary South (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Tipperary South is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 3 deputies...

     1948–1965
    • his son Don Davern
      Don Davern
      Donal Davern was an Irish Fianna Fáil party politician.He was elected to the 18th Dáil for Tipperary South in the 1965 general election succeeding his father, Michael...

       (1935–1968): FF TD Tipperary South 1965–1968
    • his son Noel Davern
      Noel Davern
      Noel Davern is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was Teachta Dála for Tipperary South from 1969 to 1981 and from 1987 until he retired from politics at the 2007 general election...

       (born 1945): FF TD Tipperary South 1969–1981, 1987–2007, MEP Munster
      Munster (European Parliament constituency)
      -1999 election :All sitting MEPs were re-elected.-1994 election:The constituency lost a seat and T. J. Maher and Gene Fitzgerald retired...

       1979–1984
  • Michael Davitt
    Michael Davitt
    Michael Davitt was an Irish republican and nationalist agrarian agitator, a social campaigner, labour leader, journalist, Home Rule constitutional politician and Member of Parliament , who founded the Irish National Land League.- Early years :Michael Davitt was born in Straide, County Mayo,...

     (1846–1906): MP County Meath 1882, Anti-Parnellite MP North Meath 1892, Anti-Parnellite MP North East Cork Feb–May 1893, Anti-Parnellite MP South Mayo 1895–1899
    • his son Robert Davitt
      Robert Davitt
      Robert Emmet Davitt was an Irish Fine Gael politician and medical practitioner. He was elected to Dáil Éireann as a Cumann na nGaedheal Teachta Dála for the Meath constituency at the 1933 general election. He did not contest the 1937 general election. He was a son of Michael Davitt.-References:...

       (1899–1981): CnG TD Meath 1933–1937
  • Dan Desmond
    Dan Desmond
    "Dan" Desmond was an Irish Labour Party politician and Teachta Dála for seventeen years.Desmond first stood for election to Dáil Éireann at the 1944 general election, in the Cork South East constituency, where he was defeated, winning barely 5% of the first-preference votes...

     (1913–1964): Lab TD Cork South East
    Cork South East (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Cork South–East was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1937 to 1948...

    , 1948–1964
    • his wife Eileen Desmond
      Eileen Desmond
      Eileen Desmond, née Harrington was a senior Irish Labour Party politician. She served in the Dáil and the Seanad and the European Parliament, and was Minister for Health & Social Welfare from 1981 to 1982....

       (1932–2005): Lab TD Cork South Central 1965–1987, MEP Munster 1979–1981
  • Éamon de Valera
    Éamon de Valera
    Éamon de Valera was one of the dominant political figures in twentieth century Ireland, serving as head of government of the Irish Free State and head of government and head of state of Ireland...

     (1882–1975): FF TD Clare 1919–1959, President
    President of Ireland
    The President of Ireland is the head of state of Ireland. The President is usually directly elected by the people for seven years, and can be elected for a maximum of two terms. The presidency is largely a ceremonial office, but the President does exercise certain limited powers with absolute...

     1959–1973, (also FF MP Parliament of Northern Ireland
    Parliament of Northern Ireland
    The Parliament of Northern Ireland was the home rule legislature of Northern Ireland, created under the Government of Ireland Act 1920, which sat from 7 June 1921 to 30 March 1972, when it was suspended...

     1921–1937)
    • his son Vivion de Valera
      Vivion de Valera
      Vivion de Valera was an Irish scientist, businessman, lawyer and politician. He was the eldest child of the former Taoiseach and President, Éamon de Valera and Sinéad de Valera and was named after his paternal grandfather, Juan Vivion de Valera...

       (1910–1982): FF TD Dublin North West 1944–1981
    • his granddaughter Síle de Valera
      Síle de Valera
      Síle de Valera , is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. She was first elected a Teachta Dála in 1977 serving as a member of Dáil Éireann until 1981, and then again from 1987 to 2007, as well as being a Member of the European Parliament for Dublin from 1979 to 1984...

       (born 1954): FF TD Dublin County Mid
      Dublin County Mid (Dáil Éireann constituency)
      Dublin County Mid was a short-lived parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1977 to 1981...

       1977–1981, Clare 1987–2007, MEP Dublin
      Dublin (European Parliament constituency)
      Dublin is a constituency of the European Parliament in Ireland. It elects 3 Members of the European Parliament using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation .-History and boundaries:...

       1979–1984
    • his grandson Éamon Ó Cuív
      Éamon Ó Cuív
      Éamon Ó Cuív is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He has been a Teachta Dála for the Galway West constituency since 1992 and was previously a member of Seanad Éireann.-Early life:...

       (born 1950): FF Senator 1989–1992, FF TD Galway West 1992–
  • Austin Deasy
    Austin Deasy
    Austin Deasy is a former Irish Fine Gael politician representing Waterford constituency as Teachta Dála until his retirement at the 2002 general election....

     (born 1936): FG TD Waterford 1977–2002
    • his son John Deasy (born 1967): FG TD Waterford 2002–
  • James Devins
    James Devins (Sinn Féin)
    James Devins was an Irish Sinn Féin politician. He was elected unopposed as a Sinn Féin Teachta Dála to the 2nd Dáil at the 1921 elections for the Sligo–Mayo East constituency. He opposed the Anglo-Irish Treaty and voted against it. He was re-elected as an anti-Treaty Sinn Féin TD to the 3rd...

     (1873–1922): SF TD Sligo–Mayo East 1921–1922
    • his grandson Jimmy Devins
      Jimmy Devins
      James "Jimmy" Devins is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician and medical doctor. He served as a Teachta Dála from 2002 to 2011....

       (born 1948): FF TD Sligo–North Leitrim 2002–2011
  • John Dillon
    John Dillon
    John Dillon was an Irish land reform agitator from Dublin, an Irish Home Rule activist, a nationalist politician, a Member of Parliament for over 35 years, and the last leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party....

     (1851–1927): IPP MP East Mayo 1880–1918
    • his son James Dillon (1902–1986): NCP TD Donegal 1932–1937, FG TD Monaghan
      Monaghan (Dáil Éireann constituency)
      Monaghan was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1921 to 1977. The constituency elected 3 deputies to the Dáil, using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation .- History :The constituency was...

       1937–1969
  • John Dinneen
    John Dinneen
    John Dinneen was an Irish Farmers' Party politician. A farmer by profession, he was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1922 general election as a Farmers' Party Teachta Dála for the Cork East and North East constituency. He was re-elected at the 1923 general election for the Cork East...

     (1867–1942): FP TD Cork East 1922–1927
    • his nephew Liam Ahern
      Liam Ahern
      Liam Ahern , also known as William Ahern, was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served in both Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann....

       (1916–1974): FF Senator 1957–1973, FF TD Cork North East 1973–1974
      • Liam's son Michael Ahern
        Michael Ahern (Irish politician)
        Michael Ahern is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála for the Cork East constituency from 1982 to 2011.-Biography:Michael Ahern was born in Dungourney, County Cork...

         (born 1949): FF TD Cork East 1982–2011
  • Sir Maurice Dockrell (1850–1929): IUA MP Dublin Rathmines
    Dublin Rathmines (UK Parliament constituency)
    Dublin Rathmines, a division of County Dublin based on the suburb of Rathmines, was a former British Parliament constituency in Ireland. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 to 1922.Before the 1918 general election the area...

     1918–1922
    • Maurice's son Henry Morgan Dockrell
      Henry Morgan Dockrell
      Henry Morgan Dockrell was an Irish Cumann na nGaedheal and Fine Gael party politician who was elected to both Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann....

       (1880–1955): FG TD Dublin County 1932–1948
      • Henry's son Maurice E. Dockrell
        Maurice E. Dockrell
        Maurice Edward Dockrell was an Irish Fine Gael party politician who was elected to Dáil Éireann at ten successive general elections, serving as a TD for thirty-four years....

         (1908–1986): FG TD Dublin South/Dublin South Central/Dublin Central 1943–1977
      • Henry's son Percy Dockrell
        Percy Dockrell
        Percy Dockrell was an Irish Fine Gael party politician who served for twenty years as a TD.Percy Dockrell was first elected to the 14th Dáil in the 1951 general election for the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown constituency, and was re-elected in the 1954 election...

         (1914–1979): FG TD Dún Laoghaire 1951–1957, 1961–1977
  • Michael Donnellan (1900–1964): CnaT TD Galway 1938–1964
    • his son John Donnellan
      John Donnellan
      John F. Donnellan is a former Irish politician and sportsperson. He served as a Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Dáil Éireann for twenty-five years. He played Gaelic football with his local club Dunmore McHales and with the Galway senior inter-county team in the 1960s.-Early & private life:John...

       (born 1937): FG TD Galway 1964–1989

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  • Tom Enright
    Tom Enright
    Thomas W. Enright is a former Irish Fine Gael politician.Enright was born in Shinrone, County Offaly in 1940. He was educated at the Cistercian College, Roscrea, University College Dublin and the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland...

     (born 1940): FG TD Laois–Offaly 1969–1992, 1997–2002, FG Senator 1993–1997
    • his daughter Olwyn Enright
      Olwyn Enright
      Olwyn Enright is a former Irish Fine Gael politician. She served as a Teachta Dála for the Laois–Offaly constituency, from 2002 to 2011.-Early life and education:...

       (born 1974): FG TD Laois–Offaly 2002–2011
      • her husband Joe McHugh
        Joe McHugh
        Joe McHugh is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He has been a Teachta Dála for the Donegal North East constituency since May 2007.-Background and personal life:...

         (born 1971): FG Senator 2002–2007, FG TD Donegal North East 2007–
  • Sir Thomas Esmonde
    Sir Thomas Esmonde, 11th Baronet
    Sir Thomas Henry Grattan Esmonde, 11th Baronet, was an Irish Home Rule nationalist politician.Esmonde was elected Irish Parliamentary Party MP for the constituencies South Dublin 1885–1892, West Kerry 1892–1900 and North Wexford 1900–1918 in the House of Commons of the United...

     (1862–1935): IPP MP 1885–1918, Ind Senator 1922–1934
    • his cousin John Joseph Esmonde
      John Joseph Esmonde
      Dr John Joseph Esmonde LRCSI, , of Drominagh, Borrisokane, County Tipperary, Ireland, was an Irish nationalist MP for North Tipperary 1910–1915....

       (1862–1915) IPP MP North Tipperary 1910–1915
    • Thomas's son Sir Osmond Esmonde (1896–1936): CnaG TD Wexford 1923–1936
      • John Joseph's son Sir John Lymbrick Esmonde
        Sir John Esmonde, 14th Baronet
        Sir John Lymbrick Esmonde, 14th Baronet was an Irish nationalist politician who served as Member of Parliament in the Parliament of the United Kingdom and later as a Teachta Dála in Dáil Éireann....

         (1893–1958): FG TD Wexford 1937–1951
      • John Lymbrick's brother Sir Anthony Esmonde (1899–1981): FG TD Wexford 1951–1973
        • Anthony's son Sir John Grattan Esmonde
          Sir John Esmonde, 16th Baronet
          Sir John Henry Grattan Esmonde, 16th Baronet of the Esmonde Baronets, was an Irish Fine Gael politician. A Senior Counsel by profession, Esmonde was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1973 general election as a Fine Gael Teachta Dála for the Wexford constituency...

           (1928–1987): FG TD Wexford 1973–1977
  • James Everett
    James Everett
    James Everett was an Irish politician. On leaving school Everett became an organiser with County Wicklow Agricultural Union, which later merged with the ITGWU. He was a member of Sinn Féin and served as a justice in the Republican courts for Kildare and Wicklow from 1919. He was first elected to...

     (1894–1967): Lab TD Wicklow 1923–1967
    • his nephew Liam Kavanagh
      Liam Kavanagh
      Liam Kavanagh is a former Irish politician. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1969 general election as a Labour Party Teachta Dála for the Wicklow constituency. He remained in the Dáil until losing his seat at the 1997 general election...

       (born 1935): Lab TD Wicklow 1969–1997, MEP Leinster 1973–1981

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  • Thomas Finlay (1893–1932): CnaG TD Dublin County 1930–1932
    • his son Thomas Finlay
      Thomas Finlay (judge)
      Thomas Aloysius Finlay is a former Irish Fine Gael politician and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He is the second son of Thomas Finlay, a politician and senior counsel whose career was cut short by his early death in 1932. He was educated at Clongowes Wood College, University College Dublin...

       (born 1922): FG TD Dublin South Central 1954–1957
  • Alexis FitzGerald, Snr (1916–1985): FG Senator 1969–1981
    • his nephew Alexis FitzGerald, Jnr (born 1945): FG Senator 1981–1982, 1982–1997, FG TD Dublin South East 1982
    • Alexis Jnr's wife Mary Flaherty
      Mary Flaherty (politician)
      Mary Flaherty is a former Irish Fine Gael Party politician. She was a Teachta Dála for 16 years, and served briefly as a junior minister in her first year in Dáil Éireann....

       (born 1953): FG TD Dublin North West 1981–1997
  • Desmond FitzGerald
    Desmond FitzGerald (politician)
    Desmond FitzGerald was an Irish revolutionary, poet, publicist and Cumann na nGaedheal politician.-Early life:...

     (1888–1947): CnaG TD 1919–1937, Senator 1938–1943
    • his son Garret FitzGerald
      Garret FitzGerald
      Garret FitzGerald was an Irish politician who was twice Taoiseach of Ireland, serving in office from July 1981 to February 1982 and again from December 1982 to March 1987. FitzGerald was elected to Seanad Éireann in 1965 and was subsequently elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fine Gael TD in 1969. He...

       (1926–2011): FG Senator 1965–1969, FG TD Dublin South East 1969–1992
    • Garret's daughter-in-law Eithne FitzGerald
      Eithne FitzGerald
      Eithne FitzGerald is an Irish economist and former Labour Party politician.She was elected in the 1992 general election to the 27th Dáil, as Teachta Dála for Dublin South. Her tally of first preference votes was the greatest number that any candidate in the country received on that occasion...

       (born 1950): Lab TD Dublin South 1992–1997
  • Oliver J. Flanagan
    Oliver J. Flanagan
    Oliver J. Flanagan was an Irish Fine Gael politician who served in Dáil Éireann for 43 years and was Minister for Defence for six months. He was elected to the Dáil fourteen times between 1943 and 1982, topping the poll on almost every occasion...

     (1920–1987): FG TD Laois–Offaly 1943–1987
    • his son Charles Flanagan
      Charles Flanagan
      Charles "Charlie" Flanagan is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He is currently a Teachta Dála for the Laois–Offaly constituency....

       (born 1956): FG TD Laois–Offaly 1987–2002, 2007–
  • Pádraig Flynn
    Padraig Flynn
    Pádraig "Pee" Flynn is a former Irish politician. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála in 1977. He was returned at each subsequent election until 1993...

     (born 1939): FF TD Mayo West
    Mayo West (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Mayo West was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1969 to 1997. The constituency was served by 3 deputies...

     1977–1993
    • his daughter Beverley Flynn
      Beverley Flynn
      Beverley Flynn is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. She served as a Teachta Dála for the Mayo constituency from 1997–2011.-Early life and political career:...

       (born 1966): FF/Ind TD Mayo 1997–2011
  • Johnny Fox
    Johnny Fox
    Johnny Fox was an Irish independent politician and Teachta Dála for Wicklow. He was a member of the Church of Ireland....

     (1948–1995): Ind TD Wicklow 1992–1995
    • his daughter Mildred Fox
      Mildred Fox
      Mildred Fox is a former Irish Independent politician. She was a Teachta Dála for the Wicklow constituency from 1995–2007....

       (born 1971): Ind TD Wicklow 1995–2007

G

  • John Galvin
    John Galvin (Irish politician)
    John Galvin was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for the Cork Borough constituency at the August 1956 by-election caused by the death of Patrick McGrath of Fianna Fáil. He was re-elected at the 1957 and 1961 general elections...

     (1907–1963): FF TD Cork Borough 1956–1964
    • his wife Sheila Galvin
      Sheila Galvin
      Sheila Galvin was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. She was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for the Cork Borough constituency in the February 1964 by election caused by the death of her husband John Galvin. She did not contest the 1965 general election.-References:...

       (1914–1983): FF TD Cork Borough 1964–1965
  • Johnny Geoghegan
    Johnny Geoghegan
    Johnny Geoghegan was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as a Teachta Dála for more than twenty years....

     (1913–1975): FF TD Galway West 1954–1975
    • his daughter Máire Geoghegan-Quinn
      Máire Geoghegan-Quinn
      Máire Geoghegan-Quinn is an Irish politician, and is the current European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science. She previously served as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for the Galway West constituency from 1975 to 1997...

       (born 1950): FF TD Galway West 1975–1997
  • Seán Gibbons
    Seán Gibbons
    Séan Francis Gibbons was an Irish politician who sat as Cumann na nGaedheal TD in the 1920s and as a Fianna Fáil TD in the 1930s...

     (1883–1952): CnaG TD Carlow–Kilkenny 1923–1924, FF TD Carlow–Kilkenny 1932–1937, FF Senator 1938–1951
    • his nephew Jim Gibbons
      Jim Gibbons (Irish politician)
      James "Jim" Gibbons was a senior Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was first elected in 1957 as a Teachta Dála for Carlow–Kilkenny. He held his seat until 1982...

       (1924–1997): FF TD Carlow–Kilkenny 1957–1981, 1982, MEP 1973–1977
      • Jim's son Martin Gibbons
        Martin Gibbons
        Martin Gibbons is an Irish farmer and former Progressive Democrat TD who represented Carlow–Kilkenny in Dáil Éireann from 1987 to 1989....

         (born 1953): PD TD Carlow–Kilkenny 1987–1989
      • Jim's son Jim Gibbons, Jnr (born 1954): PD Senator 1997–2002
  • T. P. Gill
    T. P. Gill
    Thomas Patrick Gill was a prominent member of the Irish Parliamentary Party in the late 19th and early 20th century and a Member of Parliament in the British House of Commons representing the South Louth constituency unopposed from 1885 to 1892. His uncle Peter was an unsuccessful election...

     (1858–1931): IPP/INF MP South Louth
    South Louth (UK Parliament constituency)
    South Louth was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 to 1918...

     1885–1892
    • his nephew Tomás Mac Giolla (1924–2010): WP TD Dublin West 1982–1992
  • Sir Benjamin Guinness
    Benjamin Guinness
    Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness, 1st Baronet was an Irish brewer and philanthropist.-Brewer:Born in Dublin, he was the third son of the second Arthur Guinness , and his wife Anne Lee, and a grandson of the latter's namesake who founded the Guinness brewery in 1759...

     (1798–1868): Con
    Conservative Party (UK)
    The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...

     MP Dublin City
    Dublin City (UK Parliament constituency)
    Dublin City was an Irish Borough constituency in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. It comprised the city of Dublin in the county of Dublin, and was represented by two Members of Parliament from its creation in 1801 until 1885.In 1885, Dublin City was split...

     1865–1868
    • his son Sir Arthur Guinness
      Arthur Guinness, 1st Baron Ardilaun
      Arthur Edward Guinness, 1st Baron Ardilaun, 2nd Baronet , known as Sir Arthur Guinness, Bt, between 1868 and 1880, was an Irish businessman, politician, and philanthropist, best known for giving St Stephen's Green to the people of Dublin.-Background and education:Guinness was born at St Anne's,...

       (1840–1915): Con
      Conservative Party (UK)
      The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...

       MP Dublin City
      Dublin City (UK Parliament constituency)
      Dublin City was an Irish Borough constituency in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. It comprised the city of Dublin in the county of Dublin, and was represented by two Members of Parliament from its creation in 1801 until 1885.In 1885, Dublin City was split...

       1868–1870, 1874–1880
      • his great-nephew Henry Guinness
        Henry Guinness
        Henry Seymour Guinness was an Irish politician and was formerly the Governor of the Bank of Ireland.-Public Life:...

         (1858–1945): Ind Senator 1922–1934
        • Henry's cousin Benjamin Guinness
          Benjamin Guinness, 3rd Earl of Iveagh
          Arthur Francis Benjamin Guinness, 3rd Earl of Iveagh , known as Benjamin, was the son of Arthur Onslow Edward Guinness, Viscount Elveden, and Elizabeth Cecilia Hare. He inherited the title from his grandfather Rupert in 1967....

           (1937–1992): FG Senator 1973–1977

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  • Sean Hales
    Sean Hales
    Sean Hales was an Irish political activist in the early 20th century. Hales was born in Ballinadee, County Cork, where he and his brothers Tom, Donal and Robert were involved in the Irish Republican Army during the Irish War of Independence.At the 1921 elections Hales was elected to the Second...

     (died 1922): SF TD Cork Mid, North, South, South East and West 1921–1922
    • his brother Tom Hales (1892–1966): FF TD Cork West
      Cork West (Dáil Éireann constituency)
      Cork West was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1923 to 1961...

       1933–1937
  • Des Hanafin
    Des Hanafin
    Desmond A. "Des" Hanafin is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a member of Seanad Éireann for over 30 years.-Personal life:Des Hanafin was born in Thurles, County Tipperary in 1930...

     (born 1930): FF Senator 1965–1993, 1997–2002
    • his daughter Mary Hanafin
      Mary Hanafin
      Mary Hanafin is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who was a Teachta Dála for Dún Laoghaire from 1997 to 2011. She served as Government Chief Whip , Minister for Education and Science , Minister for Social and Family Affairs , Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport and Minister for Enterprise,...

       (born 1959): FF TD Dún Laoghaire 1997–2011
    • his son John Hanafin (born 1960): FF Senator 2002–2011
  • Haughey, see Lemass
  • Jackie Healy-Rae
    Jackie Healy-Rae
    Jackie Healy-Rae is a former Irish politician who served as an Independent Teachta Dála for the Kerry South constituency from 1997 to 2011.-Early and private life:...

     (born 1931): Ind TD Kerry South 1997–2011
    • his son Michael Healy-Rae
      Michael Healy-Rae
      Michael Healy-Rae is an independent politician in Ireland. He was elected at the general election in February 2011 to the 31st Dáil Éireann as a Teachta Dála for Kerry South....

       Ind TD Kerry South 2011–
  • Sir William Bernard Hickie
    William Bernard Hickie
    Sir William Bernard Hickie was an Irish born Major General of the British Army and an Irish nationalist politician....

     (1865–1950): Senator 1925–1936
    • his grandnephew Maurice O'Connell
      Maurice O'Connell (Fine Gael)
      Maurice O'Connell is a former Fine Gael politician in Ireland. He was a Senator from 1981 to 1983, elected to the short-lived 15th and 16th Seanads on the Labour Panel...

       (born 1936): Senator 1981–1983
  • Michael Hilliard
    Michael Hilliard
    Michael Hilliard was an Irish Fianna Fáil Party politician.He was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1943 general election, as a TD for Meath–Westmeath. During his career he served in the governments of Seán Lemass and Jack Lynch...

     (1903–1982): FF TD Meath–Westmeath 1943–1948, Meath 1948–1973, MEP 1973
    • his son Colm Hilliard
      Colm Hilliard
      Colm Hilliard was an Irish Fianna Fáil Party politician who sat for fifteen years as Teachta Dála for Meath....

       (1936–2002): FF TD Meath 1982–1997
  • T. V. Honan
    T. V. Honan
    Thomas V. Honan , known as T. V. Honan, was a Fianna Fáil politician in Ireland who served as a senator for 20 years....

     (1878–1954): FF Senator 1934–1936, 1938–1954
    • his son Dermot Honan
      Dermot Honan
      Dermot Patrick Honan was a Fianna Fáil politician from County Clare in Ireland who served as a senator for 8 years.An licensed vinter before entering politics, he was elected in 1965 to the 11th Seanad Éireann on the Industrial and Commercial Panel, and was re-elected in 1969 to the 12th Seanad...

       (died 1986): FF Senator 1965–1973
      • Dermot's wife Tras Honan
        Tras Honan
        Tras Honan is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician from Ennis in County Clare who served as a senator for 15 years and was elected to the position of Cathaoirleach on two occasions,...

         (born 1930): FF Senator 1977–1992
        • Tras's sister Carrie Acheson
          Carrie Acheson
          Caroline "Carrie" Acheson is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician.-Career:Acheson was born in Tipperary in 1934, daughter of Matt Barlow, Republican activist in the Irish War of Independence. She was educated at the Presentation Convent, Clonmel, the Convent of Mercy, Carlow and the London School...

           (born 1934): FF TD Tipperary South 1981–Feb. 1982
  • Ralph Howard
    Ralph Howard, 7th Earl of Wicklow
    Ralph Francis Howard, 7th Earl of Wicklow was an Irish aristocrat and politician.He was the son of Cecil Howard, 6th Earl of Wicklow and Francesca Maria Chamberlayne. He married Lady Gladys Mary Hamilton , daughter of James Hamilton, 2nd Duke of Abercorn and Lady Mary Anna Curzon, on 14 January 1902...

     (1877–1946): Ind Senator 1922–1928
    • his daughter-in-law Eleanor Butler (1915–1997): Lab Senator 1948–1951

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  • William Kenneally
    William Kenneally
    William Kenneally was an Irish politician. A native of Curradara, Villierstown, County Waterford, he was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála at the Waterford by-election held on 26 June 1952 which caused by the death of Bridget Redmond of Fine Gael. He was re-elected for...

     (1899–1964): FF TD Waterford 1952–1961
    • his son Billy Kenneally (1925–2009): FF TD Waterford 1965–1982, Senator 1982–1983
      • his grandson Brendan Kenneally
        Brendan Kenneally
        Brendan Kenneally is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála for the Waterford constituency. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1989 general election. He retained the seat at subsequent elections until losing it at the 2002 general election. He then became a member...

         (born 1955): FF TD Waterford 1989–2002, 2007–2011, Senator 2002–2007
  • Paddy Keaveney
    Paddy Keaveney
    Patrick "Paddy" Keaveney was an Co-operative manager from County Donegal and a politician of the Independent Fianna Fáil party, who was a Teachta Dála for one year....

     (1929–1995): IFF TD Donegal North East 1976–1977
    • his daughter Cecilia Keaveney
      Cecilia Keaveney
      Cecilia Keaveney is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. She was a Teachta Dála and also a Senator from 1996 to 2011.-Early life:...

       (born 1968): FF TD Donegal North East 1996–2007, FF Senator 2007–2011
  • Henry Kenny
    Henry Kenny
    Henry Kenny was an Irish Fine Gael politician from County Mayo and a Gaelic footballer who won an All-Ireland medal with the Mayo inter-county team in 1936...

     (1913–1975): FG TD Mayo South
    Mayo South (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Mayo South was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1923 to 1969...

     1954–1969, Mayo West 1969–1975
    • his son Enda Kenny
      Enda Kenny
      Enda Kenny is an Irish Fine Gael politician, and has been the Taoiseach since 2011. He has led Fine Gael since 2002. He served as Minister for Tourism and Trade from 1994 to 1997. He is also a two-term Vice President of the European People's Party.Kenny has been a Teachta Dála for Mayo since...

       (born 1951): FG TD Mayo West 1975–1997, Mayo 1997–
  • David Kent
    David Kent (politician)
    David Rice Kent was an Irish Sinn Féin politician.He was elected unopposed as a Sinn Féin MP for the Cork East constituency at the 1918 general election...

     (died 1930): SF TD Cork East/Cork East and North East
    Cork East and North East (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Cork East and North East was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1921 to 1923...

     1918–1927
    • his brother William Kent
      William Kent (Irish politician)
      William Rice Kent was an Irish politician. He was first elected as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for the Cork East constituency at the September 1927 general election. He lost his seat at the 1932 general election. He was elected as a National Centre Party TD at the 1933 general election...

      : FF TD Cork East 1927–1932, NCP/FG TD Cork East 1933–1937
  • Mark Killilea, Snr
    Mark Killilea, Snr
    Mark Killilea, Snr was an Irish Fianna Fáil Party politician. He was a TD for constituencies in County Galway for over thirty years, and then a Senator for 8 years....

     (1896–1970): FF TD Galway/Galway East/Galway North
    Galway North (Dáil Éireann constituency)
    Galway North was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1948 to 1961...

     1927–1932, 1933–1961, FF Senator 1961–1969
    • his son Mark Killilea, Jnr
      Mark Killilea, Jnr
      Mark Killilea, Jnr is a former Irish Fianna Fáil party politician from County Galway. In a 30-year political career, served as a Teachta Dála and Member of the European Parliament and also as a Senator....

       (born 1939): FF TD 1977–1982, FF Senator 1969–1977, 1982–1987, MEP 1987–1999
  • Michael F. Kitt
    Michael F. Kitt
    Michael F. Kitt, Snr was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and long-serving TD.He was elected to Dáil Éireann for the first time at the 1948 general election for Galway North, but lost his seat at the next election in 1951, and failed to be elected again in the 1954 general election...

     (1914–1974): FF TD 1948–1951, 1957–1975
    • Michael F.'s son Michael P. Kitt (born 1950): FF TD Galway North East
      Galway North East (Dáil Éireann constituency)
      Galway North–East was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1969 to 1977...

       1973–1977, Galway East 1981–2002, 2007–, FF Senator 1977–1981, 2002–2007
    • Michael F.'s son Tom Kitt
      Tom Kitt
      Tom Kitt is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He served as a Teachta Dála for the Dublin South constituency from 1987 to 2011. He also served as Government Chief Whip from 2004–08.-Early and private life:...

       (born 1952): FF TD 1987–2011
    • Michael F.'s daughter Áine Brady
      Áine Brady
      Áine Brady is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. She was a Teachta Dála for the Kildare North constituency from 2007 to 2011, and also served as a Minister of State....

       (born 1954): FF TD Kildare North 2007–2011
      • her husband Gerry Brady
        Gerry Brady
        Gerard "Gerry" Brady is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician and Teachta Dála for Kildare.He was elected at the February 1982 general election to the 23rd Dáil, but at the November 1982 general election he lost his seat to Fine Gael's Bernard Durkan. He was defeated again at the 1987 general...

         (born 1948): FF TD Kildare
        Kildare (Dáil Éireann constituency)
        Kildare was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1923 to 1937 and from 1948 to 1997...

         1982

L

  • James Larkin
    James Larkin
    James Larkin was an Irish trade union leader and socialist activist, born to Irish parents in Liverpool, England. He and his family later moved to a small cottage in Burren, southern County Down. Growing up in poverty, he received little formal education and began working in a variety of jobs...

     (1874–1947): IWL TD Dublin North 1927, Ind TD Dublin North East 1937–1938, Lab TD Dublin North East 1943–1944
    • his son James Larkin, Jnr
      James Larkin, Jnr
      James Larkin, Jnr was an Irish Labour Party politician and trade union official. He first stood for election as an Irish Worker League candidate at the September 1927 general election in the Dublin County constituency but was unsuccessful. His father, James Larkin, was a successful candidate for...

       (1904–1969): Lab TD Dublin South 1943–1948, Dublin South Central 1948–1954
  • Hugh Law
    Hugh Law
    Hugh Law PC , QC was an Irish lawyer, politician and Lord Chancellor of Ireland.Law was educated at Trinity College, Dublin where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1839. He became a barrister in 1840 and a Queen's Counsel in 1860...

     (1818–1883) Liberal MP Londonderry
    Londonderry (UK Parliament constituency)
    Londonderry was a Parliamentary Constituency in the House of Commons and also a constituency in elections to various regional bodies. It was replaced in boundary changes in 1983...

     1874–1881
    • his grandson Hugh Law (1872–1943) IPP MP West Donegal
      West Donegal (UK Parliament constituency)
      West Donegal was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament 1885–1922.Prior to the United Kingdom general election, 1885 the area was part of the Donegal constituency. From 1922 it was not represented in the UK Parliament....

       1902–1918, CnaG TD Donegal
      Donegal (Dáil Éireann constituency)
      Donegal was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1921 to 1937 and from 1977 to 1981...

       1927–1932
  • Patsy Lawlor
    Patsy Lawlor
    Patsy Lawlor was an Irish politician, nurse and businesswoman. She was elected to Seanad Éireann on the Cultural and Educational Panel in 1981 as a Fine Gael member. She lost her seat at the 1983 Seanad election...

     (1933–1998): FG Senator 1981–1983
    • her son Anthony Lawlor
      Anthony Lawlor
      Anthony Lawlor is an Irish Fine Gael politician and farmer. He was elected as a Teachta Dála for the Kildare North constituency at the 2011 general election....

       FG TD for Kildare North 2011–
  • Seán Lemass
    Seán Lemass
    Seán Francis Lemass was one of the most prominent Irish politicians of the 20th century. He served as Taoiseach from 1959 until 1966....

     (1899–1971): FF TD Dublin 1924–1969
    • his son Noel Lemass, Jnr (1929–1976): FF TD Dublin South West 1956–1976
      • Noel's wife Eileen Lemass
        Eileen Lemass
        Eileen Lemass is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician.Eileen Delaney was born in Dublin in 1932. She was educated at St. Kevin's School, the National College of Art, Grafton Academy of Dress Designing and the Abbey Theatre School of Acting. She first became involved in politics in 1974 when she...

         (born 1932): FF TD Dublin South West 1977–1987, MEP Dublin 1984–1989
    • his son-in-law Charles Haughey
      Charles Haughey
      Charles James "Charlie" Haughey was Taoiseach of Ireland, serving three terms in office . He was also the fourth leader of Fianna Fáil...

       (1925–2006): FF TD Dublin North East/Dublin Artane
      Dublin Artane (Dáil Éireann constituency)
      Dublin Artane was a short-lived parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1977 to 1981...

      /Dublin North Central 1957–1992
      • his son Seán Haughey
        Seán Haughey
        Seán Haughey is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála for the Dublin North Central constituency from 1992 to 2011 and is a former Minister of State....

         (born 1961): FF Senator 1987–1992, FF TD Dublin North Central 1992–2011
  • Patrick Lenihan
    Patrick Lenihan
    Patrick Lenihan was a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála in the Ireland in the early 1960s. He held the distinction of being the only parent to be elected to an Irish parliament where his son was already a member....

     (1902–1970): FF TD 1965–1970
    • his son Brian Lenihan (1930–1995): FF Senator 1957–1961, 1973–1977, FF TD Roscommon 1961–1969, Roscommon–Leitrim 1969–1973, Dublin West 1977–1997, MEP 1973–1977
      • Brian's son Brian Lenihan, Jnr
        Brian Lenihan, Jnr
        Brian Joseph Lenihan was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and barrister who served in the government of Ireland as Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform from 2007 to 2008 and as Minister for Finance from 2008 to 2011...

         (1959–2011): FF Dublin West 1996–2011
      • Brian's son Conor Lenihan
        Conor Lenihan
        Conor Lenihan is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála for the Dublin South West constituency from 1997 to 2011, and served as a Minister of State from 2004 to 2011. He then moved to Moscow.-Biography:...

         (born 1963): FF TD Dublin South West 1997–2011
    • his daughter Mary O'Rourke
      Mary O'Rourke
      Mary O'Rourke is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. She is a former Teachta Dála for the Longford–Westmeath and Westmeath constituencies. She served as Minister for Education , Minister for Health and Minister for Public Enterprise...

       (born 1937): FF Senator 1981–1982, 2002–2007, FF TD Longford–Westmeath 1982–1997, 2007–2011, Westmeath 1997–2002
  • Jimmy Leonard
    Jimmy Leonard
    Jimmy Leonard is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála for the constituency of Cavan–Monaghan. Leonard was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1973 general election...

     (born 1927): FF TD Cavan–Monaghan 1973–1981, Feb 1982–1997, Senator 1981–1982
    • his daughter Ann Leonard
      Ann Leonard
      Ann Leonard is a former Fianna Fáil politician from County Monaghan in Ireland. She was a senator from 1997 to 2002, and is the daughter of Jimmy Leonard, a former Teachta Dála for Cavan–Monaghan....

       (born 1969): FF Senator 1997–2002
  • Patrick Little
    Patrick Little
    Patrick J. "P. J." Little was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. A founder-member of the party, he served in a number of Cabinet positions, most notably as the country's longest-serving Minister for Posts and Telegraphs....

     (1884–1963): FF TD Waterford 1927–1954
    • his grandnephew Ciarán Cuffe
      Ciarán Cuffe
      Ciarán Cuffe is an Irish Green Party politician, an architect and a lecturer in planning. He was a Teachta Dála for the Dún Laoghaire constituency from 2002 to 2011, and served as Minister of State for Horticulture; Sustainable Travel; and Planning and Heritage from 2010 to 2011.-Background:Born...

       (born 1963): GP TD Dún Laoghaire 2002–2011
  • James B. Lynch
    James B. Lynch
    James B. Lynch was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician, who served for 16 years as a Teachta Dála before being elected as a Senator for three years....

     (died 1954): FF TD Dublin South 1932–1948 Senator 1951–1954
    • his wife Celia Lynch
      Celia Lynch
      Celia Lynch was an Irish Fianna Fáil Party politician, and TD for 23 years.Her husband James B. Lynch was a TD and Senator from 1932 until his death in 1954...

       (1908–1989): FF TD Dublin South Central, Dublin North Central 1954–1977
  • Kathleen Lynch (born 1953): DL/Lab TD Cork North Central 1994–1997, 2002–
    • her brother-in-law Ciarán Lynch
      Ciarán Lynch
      Ciarán Lynch is an Irish Labour Party politician. He has been a Teachta Dála for the Cork South Central constituency since 2007....

       (born 1964): Lab TD Cork South Central 2007–

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  • Mary McAleese
    Mary McAleese
    Mary Patricia McAleese served as the eighth President of Ireland from 1997 to 2011. She was the second female president and was first elected in 1997 succeeding Mary Robinson, making McAleese the world's first woman to succeed another as president. She was re-elected unopposed for a second term in...

     (born 1951): President of Ireland
    President of Ireland
    The President of Ireland is the head of state of Ireland. The President is usually directly elected by the people for seven years, and can be elected for a maximum of two terms. The presidency is largely a ceremonial office, but the President does exercise certain limited powers with absolute...

     1997–2011
    • Her husband Martin McAleese
      Martin McAleese
      Martin McAleese is a member of Seanad Éireann and the husband of the former President of Ireland, Mary McAleese.-Early life and education:He played with the Antrim Minors and was captain of the team in 1969. He trained and worked as an accountant and then qualified as a dentist.He practiced as a...

      : Ind Senator 2011–
  • Timothy McAuliffe
    Timothy McAuliffe
    Timothy McAuliffe was a Labour Party and politician from County Westmeath in Ireland. He was a senator for 18 years between 1961 and 1983....

     (1909–1985): Lab Senator 1961–1969, 1973–1983
    • his daughter Helena McAuliffe-Ennis
      Helena McAuliffe-Ennis
      Helena McAuliffe-Ennis is a former Labour Party and Progressive Democrats politician from County Westmeath in Ireland...

       (born 1951): Lab (then PD) Senator 1983–1987
  • Joseph MacBride
    Joseph MacBride
    Joseph MacBride was an Irish Sinn Féin and later Cumann na nGaedheal politician. He was a member of the Irish Volunteers. His brother Major John MacBride fought in the 1916 Easter Rising and was executed by the British authorities...

     (died 1938): SF TD Mayo West 1919–1921, Mayo North and West 1921–1923, CnaG TD Mayo South 1923–1927
    • his nephew Seán MacBride
      Seán MacBride
      Seán MacBride was an Irish government minister and prominent international politician as well as a Chief of Staff of the IRA....

       (1904–1988): CnaP TD Dublin County 1947–1948, Dublin South West 1948–1957
  • Seán MacEntee
    Seán MacEntee
    Seán MacEntee was an Irish politician. In a career that spanned over forty years as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála, MacEntee was one of the most important figures in post-independence Ireland. He served in the governments of Éamon de Valera and Seán Lemass in a range of ministerial positions,...

     (1889–1984): SF TD Monaghan 1919–1922, FF TD Dublin County/Townships/South East 1927–1969
    • his son-in-law Conor Cruise O'Brien
      Conor Cruise O'Brien
      Conor Cruise O'Brien often nicknamed "The Cruiser", was an Irish politician, writer, historian and academic. Although his opinion on the role of Britain in Northern Ireland changed over the course of the 1970s and 1980s, he always acknowledge values of, as he saw, the two irreconcilable traditions...

       (1917–2008): Lab TD Dublin North East 1969–1977, Senator 1977–1979, MEP 1973
    • Conor's cousin Owen Sheehy-Skeffington
      Owen Sheehy-Skeffington
      Dr. Owen Lancelot Sheehy-Skeffington was an Irish university lecturer and Senator.- Early life :Sheehy-Skeffington was brought up in Dublin, Ireland. His father, Francis Sheehy-Skeffington, was a pacifist and nationalist whose murder by Captain J.C. Bowen-Colthurst in 1916 during the week of the...

       (1901–1970): Ind Senator 1954–1957, 1965–1970
  • Eoin MacNeill
    Eoin MacNeill
    Eoin MacNeill was an Irish scholar, nationalist, revolutionary and politician. MacNeill is regarded as the father of the modern study of early Irish medieval history. He was a co-founder of the Gaelic League, to preserve Irish language and culture, going on to establish the Irish Volunteers...

     (1867–1945): SF/CnaG TD National University of Ireland 1919–1927
    • his son-in-law Michael Tierney
      Michael Tierney (Professor of Greek)
      Michael Tierney was Professor of Greek at University College Dublin from 1923 to 1947 and President of UCD between 1947 and 1964, and was also a Cumann na nGaedheal politician.- Biography :...

       (1894–1975): CnaG TD Mayo North 1925–1927, NUI 1927–1932, Senator 1938–1944
    • his grandson Michael McDowell
      Michael McDowell
      Michael McDowell is a Senior Counsel in the Bar Council of Ireland and a former politician. A grandson of Irish revolutionary Eoin MacNeill, McDowell was a founding member of the Progressive Democrats political party in the mid-1980s...

       (born 1951): PD TD Dublin South East 1987–1989, 1992–1997, 2002–2007
  • Tom McEllistrim (1894–1973): FF TD Kerry/Kerry North 1923–1969
    • his son Tom McEllistrim (1932–2000): FF TD Kerry North 1969–1987, Senator 1987–1989, 1989–1992
      • his grandson Tom McEllistrim (born 1968): FF TD Kerry North 2002–2011
  • Joseph McLoughlin
    Joseph McLoughlin
    Joseph McLoughlin was an Irish Fine Gael politician. A farmer before entering politics, he was first elected to Dáil Éireann for the Sligo-Leitrim constituency at the 1961 by-election following the death of the Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála Stephen Flynn...

     (1916–1991): FG TD Sligo–Leitrim 1969–1977
    • his nephew Tony McLoughlin
      Tony McLoughlin
      Tony McLoughlin is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He was elected as a Teachta Dála for the Sligo–North Leitrim constituency at the 2011 general election. He was elected to Sligo County Council in the mid-1970s and was subsequently elected to Sligo Borough Council...

       (born 1949): FG TD Sligo–North Leitrim 2011–
  • Ray MacSharry
    Ray MacSharry
    Raymond MacSharry is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician, who served in a range of cabinet positions, most notably as Tánaiste, Minister for Finance and European Commissioner.-Early life:...

     (born 1938): FF TD Sligo–Leitrim 1969–1988, MEP Connacht–Ulster 1984–1989
    • his son Marc MacSharry
      Marc MacSharry
      Marc MacSharry is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and a member of Seanad Éireann on the Industrial and Commercial Panel since September 2002. He was first elected in 2002 and was re-elected in 2007. He was educated in Sligo and at Castleknock College in Dublin...

       (born 1973): FF Senator 2002–
  • Terence MacSwiney
    Terence MacSwiney
    Terence Joseph MacSwiney was an Irish playwright, author and politician. He was elected as Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Cork during the Irish War of Independence in 1920. He was arrested by the British on charges of sedition and imprisoned in Brixton prison in England...

     (1879–1920): SF TD Cork Mid 1919–1920
    • his sister Mary MacSwiney
      Mary MacSwiney
      Mary MacSwiney was an Irish politician and educationalist.-Early life:Born in London, to an Irish father and English mother, she returned to Ireland with her family at the age of six and was educated in Cork...

       (1872–1942): SF TD Cork Borough 1921–1927
    • his brother Seán MacSwiney
      Seán MacSwiney
      Seán MacSwiney was an Irish Sinn Féin politician. He was born in Cork city. He was the brother of Terence MacSwiney and Mary MacSwiney.His brother, Terence, then a Sinn Féin Teachta Dála and the Lord Mayor of Cork, died on hunger strike in 1920...

      : SF TD Cork Mid, North, South, South East and West 1921–1922
    • his son-in-law Ruari Brugha
      Ruairi Brugha
      Ruairí Brugha was an Irish Republican and IRA volunteer who became a Fianna Fáil politician, serving as a Teachta Dála , senator and Member of the European Parliament .- Family and early life :...

       (1917–2006): FF TD Dublin County South 1973–1977
  • Tadhg Manley
    Tadhg Manley
    Timothy Manley was an Irish Fine Gael politician. A teacher by profession, he was an unsuccessful candidate at the 1951 general election. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fine Gael Teachta Dála for the Cork South constituency at the 1954 general election. He was re-elected at the 1957...

     (1893–1976): FG TD Cork South 1954–1961
    • his nephew Liam Burke
      Liam Burke
      Liam Burke was an Irish Fine Gael politician. He was a Teachta Dála for the constituency of Cork North Central. Burke was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1969 general election for Cork City North West. After the constituencies were redrawn, he stood at the 1977 general election in the new...

       (1928–2005): FG TD Cork City 1969–1977, 1979–1981, TD Cork North Central 1981–1989, 1992–2002
  • John Mannion, Snr
    John Mannion, Snr
    John Mannion was an Irish Fine Gael party politician from Clifden, County Galway. He was a Teachta Dála for three years and a senator for 11 years....

     (1907–1978): FG TD Galway West 1951–1954, Senator 1954–1957, 1961–1969
    • his son John Mannion, Jnr
      John Mannion, Jnr
      John Martin Mannion was an Irish Fine Gael party politician from Clifden, County Galway. He was a Teachta Dála for four years and a senator for 10 years....

       (1944–2006): FG TD Galway West 1977–1981, Senator 1969–1977, 1981–1983
  • Con Meaney (died 1970): FF TD Cork North 1937–1943, Cork Mid 1961–1965
    • his son Thomas Meaney
      Thomas Meaney
      Thomas Meaney is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician and farmer. His father Con Meaney was also a Fianna Fáil Teachtaí Dála . When his father retired at the 1965 general election, Thomas Meaney succeeded him as a Fianna Fáil TD for the Cork Mid constituency...

       (born 1931): FF TD Cork Mid/Cork North West 1961–1982
  • Matthew Minch (1857–1921): INF
    Irish National Federation
    The Irish National Federation was a nationalist political party in Ireland. It was founded in March 1891 by former members of the Irish National League who had left the Irish Parliamentary Party in protest when Charles Stewart Parnell refused to resign the party leadership as a result of his...

    /IPP MP South Kildare
    South Kildare (UK Parliament constituency)
    South Kildare was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament 1885–1922.Prior to the 1885 general election the area was part of the Kildare constituency. From 1922 it was not represented in the UK Parliament....

     1892–1903
    • his son Sydney Minch
      Sydney Minch
      Sydney B. Minch was an Irish politician, army officer and brewer.From Athy, County Kildare, and educated at Clongowes Wood College, he fought with the 16th Division in France during World War I, achieving the rank of Captain.He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Cumann na nGaedheal Teachta...

       (1893–1970): CnaG TD Kildare
      Kildare (Dáil Éireann constituency)
      Kildare was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1923 to 1937 and from 1948 to 1997...

       1932–1937, Carlow–Kildare 1937–1938
  • Jim Mitchell (1946–2002): FG TD Dublin Ballyfermot/Dublin West/Dublin Central 1977–2002
    • his brother Gay Mitchell
      Gay Mitchell
      Gabriel "Gay" Mitchell is an Irish politician and Member of the European Parliament for the Dublin constituency since 2004. He is a member of Fine Gael, part of the European People's Party, and a former Teachta Dála for the Dublin South Central constituency from 1981–2007. He was defeated by...

       (born 1951): FG TD Dublin South Central 1981–2007, MEP Dublin 2004–
  • Joe Mooney
    Joe Mooney (politician)
    Joseph Mary Mooney , known as Joe Mooney, was a Fianna Fáil politician from County Leitrim in Ireland who served as a senator for 4 years....

     (died 1988): FF Senator 1961–1965
    • his son Paschal Mooney
      Paschal Mooney
      Paschal Canice Mooney is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and a member of Seanad Éireann. A journalist and broadcaster, he was first elected to the Seanad in 1987, on the Cultural and Educational Panel. He retained his seat at each subsequent election until losing it at the 2007 election to the...

       (born 1947): FF Senator 1987–2007, 2010–
  • Michael Moynihan (1917–2001): Lab TD Kerry South 1981–1992
    • his daughter Breeda Moynihan-Cronin (born 1953): Lab TD Kerry South 1992–2007
  • Eugene Mullen
    Eugene Mullen
    Eugene Mullen was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician.Mullen was born in Roemore, Breaffy, County Mayo, to national-school teacher parents, Thomas and Mary. A schoolteacher by profession, he was elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for the Mayo South constituency at the June 1927...

     (c. 1898–?): FF TD Mayo South June–Sept 1927
    • his elder brother Thomas Mullen
      Thomas Mullen
      Thomas Mullen was an Irish teacher and Fianna Fáil politician.Mullen was born in Roemore, Breaffy, County Mayo, to national-school teacher parents, Thomas and Mary. He was educated in St. Jarlath's College, Tuam, and University College Galway. He too became a teacher and taught in Tullamore and...

       (c. 1897–1966): FF TD Dublin County 1938–1943
  • Rónán Mullen
    Rónán Mullen
    Rónán Thomas Mullen is an independent Irish Senator and delegate to the Council of Europe. He was elected in the National University of Ireland Seanad constituency in July 2007 and re-elected for a second term in 2011. Mullen is a frequent media commentator on social and political topics...

     (born 1970): Ind Sentator 2007–
    • his first cousin Michael Mullins
      Michael Mullins (politician)
      Michael Mullins is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He was elected to Seanad Éireann on the Cultural and Educational Panel in April 2011. He was a member of Galway County Council from 1985 to 2011 representing Ballinasloe. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Galway East at the 1992 general...

      , FG Senator 2011–
  • Michael Pat Murphy
    Michael Murphy (Irish politician)
    Michael Pat Murphy was an Irish Labour Party politician. A publican before entering politics, he was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Labour Party Teachta Dála for the Cork West constituency at the 1951 general election. He was re-elected at each subsequent election until he was retired at the...

     (1919–2000): Lab TD Cork South West 1951–1981
    • his son-in-law John O'Donoghue
      John O'Donoghue (politician)
      John O'Donoghue is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála for the Kerry South constituency from 1987 to 2011. He is a former Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas. He resigned as Ceann Comhairle on 13 October 2009 due to controversy about his...

       (born 1956): FF TD Kerry South 1987–2011

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  • Liam Naughten
    Liam Naughten
    Liam Naughten was an Irish Fine Gael politician, who was a TD for the constituency of Roscommon from 1982 to 1989, and also served as a Senator....

     (1944–1996): FG Senator 1981–1982, 1989–1996, FG TD Roscommon 1982–1989
    • his son Denis Naughten
      Denis Naughten
      Denis Naughten is an Irish politician. He is currently a Teachta Dála for the Roscommon–South Leitrim constituency. He sits as an independent TD, having lost the Fine Gael parliamentary party whip in July 2011.-Education:...

       (born 1973): FG Senator 1997, FG TD Longford–Roscommon 1997–2007, Roscommon–South Leitrim 2007–
  • Tom Nolan: (1921–1992): FF TD Carlow–Kilkenny 1965–1982, MEP 1973–1979
    • his son M. J. Nolan
      M. J. Nolan
      M. J. Nolan is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He served as a Teachta Dála for the Carlow–Kilkenny constituency from 1982–97 and 2002–11....

       (born 1951): FF TD Carlow–Kilkenny 1982–2011
  • William Norton
    William Norton
    William Norton was an Irish Labour Party politician, and leader of the party from 1932 to 1960.Norton was born in Dublin in 1900. He joined the postal service in 1916. By 1920 he was a prominent member in the trade union movement in Ireland. From 1924 to 1948 he served as secretary of the Post...

    : (1900–1963): Lab TD Dublin County 1923–1927, Kildare/Carlow–Kildare/Kildare 1932–1963
    • his son Patrick Norton
      Patrick Norton (Irish politician)
      Patrick Norton is a former Irish Labour Party politician. He first stood for election at the Kildare by-election on 19 February 1964 but he was not elected. The by-election was caused by the death of his father William Norton, former Tánaiste and Labour Party leader from 1932 to 1960...

       (born 1928): Lab TD Kildare 1965–1969, Senator 1969–1973

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  • Mary Ann O'Brien
    Mary Ann O'Brien
    Mary Ann O'Brien is an Irish businesswoman, childrens charity worker and politician.She is the Managing Director of Lily O'Brien's Chocolates and the co-founder of the Jack and Jill Children's Foundation....

    : Ind Senator 2011–
    • her first cousin-in-law John Magnier
      John Magnier
      John Magnier is Ireland's leading thoroughbred stud owner and has extensive business interests outside of the horse breeding industry....

       (born 1948): Ind Senator 1987–1989
  • Richard O'Connell
    Richard O'Connell
    Richard O'Connell was an Irish Cumann na nGaedheal politician. A former Army officer, he was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Cumann na nGaedheal Teachta Dála for the Limerick constituency at a by-election on 28 May 1924. He was re-elected at the June 1927 and September 1927 general elections...

     (1892–1964): CnaG TD Limerick 1923–1932
    • his nephew Tom O'Donnell
      Tom O'Donnell
      Thomas G. O'Donnell is a former Irish Fine Gael politician. He was born at Bulgaden, County Limerick and was educated at the Crescent College, Salesian College and University College Dublin where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree...

       (born 1926): FG TD Limerick East 1961–1987, MEP Munster 1979–1989
      • Tom's nephew Kieran O'Donnell
        Kieran O'Donnell
        Kieran O'Donnell is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He is currently a Teachta Dála for the Limerick City constituency.Before becoming a full-time public representative, O'Donnell worked as an accountant. He is nephew of former Minister and TD for Limerick East Tom O'Donnell.O'Donnell was an...

         (born 1963): FG TD Limerick East 2007–
  • O'Connor, see Connor
  • O'Higgins, see Sullivan
  • Pierce Mahony (1792–1853): Repeal
    Repeal Association
    The Repeal Association was an Irish mass membership political movement set up by Daniel O'Connell to campaign for a repeal of the Act of Union of 1800 between Great Britain and Ireland....

     MP for Kinsale
    Kinsale (UK Parliament constituency)
    Kinsale was a United Kingdom Parliament constituency, in Ireland, returning one MP. It was an original constituency represented in Parliament when the Union of Great Britain and Ireland took effect on 1 January 1801.-Boundaries:...

     1837
    • his grandson Pierce O'Mahony
      Pierce Charles de Lacy O'Mahony
      Pierce Charles de Lacy O'Mahony , known up to 1901 as Pierce Mahony, and from 1912 also as The O'Mahony of Kerry, was an Irish Protestant nationalist politician and philanthropist, who practised as a barrister from 1898 to 1900...

       (1850–1930): IPP MP for North Meath
      North Meath (UK Parliament constituency)
      North Meath was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament 1885–1922.Prior to the United Kingdom general election, 1885 the area was part of the Meath constituency. From 1922 it was not represented in the UK Parliament....

       1886–1892
      • his son Dermot O'Mahony
        Dermot O'Mahony
        Dermot O'Mahony was an Irish politician and farmer. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Cumann na nGaedheal Teachta Dála for the Wicklow constituency at the June 1927 general election. He was re-elected at the September 1927, 1932 and 1933 general elections. He was re-elected at the 1937...

         (1881–1960): CnaG TD for Wicklow 1927–1938
  • Donogh O'Malley (1921–1968): FF TD Limerick East 1954–1968
    • his nephew Desmond O'Malley
      Desmond O'Malley
      Desmond Joseph "Des" O'Malley is a former Irish politician.Born in Limerick, O'Malley was raised in a local political dynasty that had a strong association with Fianna Fáil. Elected to Dáil Éireann in 1968, he quickly became a trusted confidante of Taoiseach Jack Lynch...

       (born 1939): FF/PD TD Limerick East 1968–2002
      • Desmond's daughter Fiona O'Malley
        Fiona O'Malley
        Fiona O'Malley is a former Irish politician. She was a Progressive Democrats Teachta Dála for the Dún Laoghaire constituency from 2002 until 2007, and was a member of Seanad Éireann from 2007 to 2011.-Career:...

         (born 1968): PD TD Dún Laoghaire 2002–2007, Senator 2007–2011
      • Desmond's cousin Patrick O'Malley
        Patrick O'Malley (Irish politician)
        Patrick O'Malley is a former Irish Progressive Democrats politician. He was first elected at the 1987 general election for the Dublin West constituency, along with 13 other Progressive Democrats Teachtaí Dála to the 25th Dáil. He lost his seat at the 1989 general election. He is a cousin of the...

         (born 1943): PD TD Dublin West 1987–1989
      • Desmond's first cousin Tim O'Malley
        Tim O'Malley
        Tim O'Malley is a former Irish Progressive Democrats politician. He was a Teachta Dála for the Limerick East constituency and was Minister of State with special responsibility for Mental Health at the Department of Health and Children....

         (born 1944): PD TD Limerick East 2002–2007
  • John M. O'Sullivan
    John M. O'Sullivan
    John M. O'Sullivan was an Irish politician, cabinet minister and academic.John Marcus O'Sullivan was born in Killarney, County Kerry in 1891. He was educated at St. Brendan's, Killarney, Clongowes Wood, Kildare, University College Dublin and the Universities of Bonn and Heidelberg where he was...

     (1891–1948): FG TD Kerry/Kerry North 1923–1943
    • his brother Timothy O'Sullivan
      Timothy O'Sullivan (nationalist politician)
      Timothy O'Sullivan was an Irish nationalist politician who was Member of Parliament for East Kerry from December 1910 to 1918, taking his seat in the House of Commons of what was then the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.The East Kerry seat had been won at the January 1910 general...

       (1879–1950): IPP MP East Kerry 1910–1918
    • their cousin Eugene O'Sullivan
      Eugene O'Sullivan (Irish politician)
      Eugene O'Sullivan was an Irish nationalist politician and farmer, who was elected Member of Parliament for East Kerry in January 1910, but was unseated on petition shortly afterwards....

       (1879–1942): IPP MP East Kerry 1910
  • Timothy O'Sullivan (1899–1971): FF TD Cork West 1937–1954, Senator 1957–1959
    • his niece Peggy Farrell
      Peggy Farrell
      Peggy Farrell was a retired Irish businesswoman who came to prominence through the Irish Countrywomen's Association and had a brief career as a Fianna Fáil politician in Ireland...

       (1920–2003): FF Senator 1969–1973

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  • James Pattison
    James Pattison
    James P. Pattison was an Irish Labour Party politician. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann on his second attempt at the 1933 general election for the Carlow–Kilkenny constituency....

     (1886–1963): Lab TD Carlow–Kilkenny 1933–1957
    • his son Séamus Pattison
      Séamus Pattison
      Séamus Pattison is a former Irish Labour Party politician. He was a Teachta Dála for the Carlow–Kilkenny constituency from 1961–2007 and was Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann from 1997–2002....

       (born 1936): Lab TD Carlow–Kilkenny 1961–2007, MEP Leinster 1981–1984
  • Margaret Pearse
    Margaret Pearse
    Margaret Pearse was an Irish politician. She was born in County Meath and moved to Dublin, and in 1877 married James Pearse , a Dubliner who was originally from Birmingham. She was the mother of Patrick Pearse, one of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916, who was executed soon after the rising...

     (1857–1932): SF TD Dublin County 1921–1922 (mother of Patrick Pearse
    Patrick Pearse
    Patrick Henry Pearse was an Irish teacher, barrister, poet, writer, nationalist and political activist who was one of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916...

    )
    • her daughter Margaret Mary Pearse (1878–1968): FF TD Dublin County 1932–1937, Senator 1938–1968
  • Paddy Power
    Paddy Power (politician)
    Patrick Power is a former Irish Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála and Minister of the Haughey era. He served as Minister for Fisheries and Forestry from 1979 to June 1981 and Minister for Defence in the Government of March to December 1982...

     (born 1928): FF TD Kildare 1969–1989, MEP 1977–1979
    • his son Seán Power (born 1960): FF TD Kildare/Kildare South 1989–2011
  • Patrick Joseph Power (1850–1913): IPP/INF MP County Waterford 1884–1895, East Waterford 1895–1913
    • his nephew Pierce McCan
      Pierce McCan
      Pierce McCan was an Irish Sinn Féin politician.-Career:He was born at Prospect lodge, Ballyanne Desmesne, County Wexford, the son of Francis McCan, a land agent, and Jane Power. He was nephew of Patrick Joseph Power, MP for East Waterford from 1885 to 1913.He attended Clongowes Wood College...

       (1882–1919): SF MP/TD Tipperary East 1918–1919

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  • Ruairi Quinn
    Ruairi Quinn
    Ruairi Quinn is an Irish Labour Party politician who has been Minister for Education and Skills since March 2011. He is currently a Teachta Dála for the Dublin South East constituency. He was Minister for Finance from 1994 to 1997, and leader of the Labour Party from 1997 to 2002.-Early...

     (born 1946): Lab TD/Senator Dublin South East 1977–1981, 1982–
    • his first cousin Feargal Quinn
      Feargal Quinn
      Feargal Quinn is an Irish politician, businessman, television personality and an independent member of Seanad Éireann.-Early and personal life:...

       (born 1936): Ind Senator 1993–

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  • John Edward Redmond (1806–1865): Lib MP City of Wexford 1859–1865
    • his nephew William Archer Redmond (1825–1880): IPP MP Wexford 1872–1880
      • William's son Willie Redmond (1861–1917): IPP MP Wexford Borough 1883–1885, Fermanagh North 1885–1892, Clare East 1892–1917
      • William's son John Redmond
        John Redmond
        John Edward Redmond was an Irish nationalist politician, barrister, MP in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party from 1900 to 1918...

         (1856–1918): IPP MP New Ross 1881–1885, North Wexford 1885–1891, Waterford City 1891–1918
        • John's son William Redmond (1886–1932): IPP/NLP/CnaG TD Waterford 1918–1932
          • William's wife Bridget Redmond
            Bridget Redmond
            Bridget Mary Redmond was an Irish Cumann na nGaedheal and Fine Gael politician. She was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Cumann na nGaedheal Teachta Dála for the Waterford constituency at the 1933 general election. Her husband William Redmond represented the same constituency until his death in...

             (1905–1952): CnaG TD Waterford 1932–1952
  • Patrick Reynolds (1887–1932): CnaG TD Leitrim–Sligo 1927–1932
    • his wife Mary Reynolds
      Mary Reynolds
      Mary Reynolds was an Irish politician, farmer and grocer from County Leitrim.She was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Cumann na nGaedheal Teachta Dála at the 1932 general election for the Leitrim–Sligo constituency...

       (1889–1974): FG TD Leitrim–Sligo 1932–1961
      • Their son Patrick J. Reynolds
        Patrick J. Reynolds
        Patrick Joseph "P.J." Reynolds was an Irish Fine Gael politician who served three terms in Dáil Éireann and five in Seanad Éireann, where he was Cathaoirleach for four years.- Family and early life :...

         (1920–2003): FG TD Roscommon 1961–1969, Roscommon–Leitrim 1973–1977, Senator 1969–1973, 1977–1987
        • Patrick J.'s son Gerry Reynolds
          Gerry Reynolds (Irish politician)
          "Gerry" Reynolds is an Irish Fine Gael politician from County Leitrim. He was a Senator and later a TD for the constituency of Sligo-Leitrim.- Family :...

           (born 1961): FG TD Sligo–Leitrim 1989–1992 and 1997–2002, Senator 1987–1989 and 1993–1997
  • Eamon Rice
    Eamon Rice
    Eamon Rice was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. A national teacher before entering politics, he was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála at the 1932 general election for the Monaghan constituency. He was re-elected at the 1933 and 1937 general elections. He died while...

     (1873–1937): FF TD Monaghan 1932–1937
    • his wife Bridget Rice
      Bridget Rice
      Bridget Mary Rice was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and postmistress. She was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála at the 1938 general election for the Monaghan constituency. Her husband Eamon Rice was a TD for the same constituency from 1932 until his death in 1937...

       (1885–1967): FF TD Monaghan 1938–1954
  • James Ryan (1891–1970): SF TD 1918–1922, Republican TD 1923–1926, FF TD 1926–1965
    • his son Eoin Ryan, Snr (1920–2001): FF Senator 1957–1987
      • his grandson Eoin Ryan, Jnr (born 1953): FF Senator, TD Dublin South East 1992–2007, MEP Dublin 2004–2009
    • his brother-in-law Seán T. O'Kelly
      Sean T. O'Kelly
      Seán Thomas O'Kelly was the second President of Ireland . He was a member of Dáil Éireann from 1918 until his election as President. During this time he served as Minister for Local Government and Minister for Finance...

       (1882–1966): SF/Republican TD 1918–1932, President 1945–1959
    • his brother-in-law Richard Mulcahy
      Richard Mulcahy
      Richard James Mulcahy was an Irish politician, army general and commander in chief, leader of Fine Gael and Cabinet Minister...

       (1886–1971): SF/CnaG/FG TD and Senator 1918–1961
  • Martin Ryan
    Martin Ryan
    Martin Ryan was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and Teachta Dála . He was first elected at the 1933 general election for the Tipperary constituency. He was re-elected at the 1937, 1938 and 1943 general elections...

     (1900–1943): FF TD Tipperary 1933–1943
    • his wife Mary Ryan
      Mary Ryan (Irish politician)
      Mary Bridget Ryan was an Irish Fianna Fáil party politician and Teachta Dála . She was a member of Cumann na mBan and a founder member of Fianna Fáil....

       (1898–1981): FF TD Tipperary 1948–1961
  • Seán Ryan (born 1943): Lab TD Dublin North 1989–1997, 1998–2007
    • his brother Brendan Ryan
      Brendan Ryan (Dublin politician)
      Brendan Ryan is an Irish Labour Party politician. He was elected as a Teachta Dála for the Dublin North constituency at the 2011 general election. He was a member of Seanad Éireann from 2007 to 2011 on the Administrative Panel...

      : Lab Senator 2007–2011, TD Dublin North 2011–

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  • Dan Spring
    Dan Spring
    Dan Spring was an Irish politician who represented the constituency of Kerry North in the Dáil, from 1943 to 1981. He was a member of the Labour Party and was the father of Dick Spring, who led the Labour Party from 1982 to 1997.Dan Spring was born into a working-class family in Tralee, County Kerry...

     (1910–1988): Lab TD Kerry North 1943–1981
    • his son Dick Spring
      Dick Spring
      Richard "Dick" Spring is an Irish businessman and former politician. He was first elected as a Labour Party Teachta Dála in 1981 and retained his seat until 2002. He became leader of the Labour Party in 1982, and held this position until 1997...

       (born 1950): Lab TD Kerry North 1981–2002
      • Dick's nephew Arthur Spring
        Arthur Spring
        Arthur Spring is an Irish Labour Party politician. He was elected as a Teachta Dála for the Kerry North–West Limerick constituency at the 2011 general election. He was elected to Kerry County Council and Tralee Town Council in 2009, and is a former Mayor of Tralee...

        : Lab TD Kerry North–West Limerick 2011–
  • Joe Sherlock
    Joe Sherlock
    Joe Sherlock was an Irish politician from County Cork. A member of Sinn Féin, then the Workers' Party and then the Labour Party, he was a Teachta Dála for Cork East from 1981–1982, 1987–1992 and 2002–2007....

     (1930–2007): SFWP TD Cork East 1981–1982, WP TD 1987–1992, Lab TD 2002–2007, Seanad 1993–1997
    • his son Seán Sherlock
      Seán Sherlock
      Seán Sherlock is an Irish Labour Party politician. He has been a Teachta Dála for Cork East since May 2007, and is the Minister of State for Research and Innovation.-Early life:...

       (born 1972): Lab TD Cork East 2007–
  • Timothy Sullivan
    Timothy Daniel Sullivan
    Timothy Daniel Sullivan was an Irish nationalist, journalist, politician and poet who wrote the Irish national hymn "God Save Ireland", in 1867...

     (1827–1914): Home Rule/IPP MP Westmeath
    Westmeath (UK Parliament constituency)
    Westmeath is a former UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning two Members of Parliament 1801–1885 and one in 1918–1922.-Boundaries:This constituency comprised the whole of County Westmeath, except for the Parliamentary borough of Athlone 1801–1885....

     1880–1885, Dublin College Green
    Dublin College Green (UK Parliament constituency)
    College Green, a division of Dublin, was a UK parliamentary constituency in Ireland. It returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 to 1922.-Boundaries and boundary changes:...

     1885–1892, West Donegal
    West Donegal (UK Parliament constituency)
    West Donegal was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament 1885–1922.Prior to the United Kingdom general election, 1885 the area was part of the Donegal constituency. From 1922 it was not represented in the UK Parliament....

     1892–1900
    • his brother Alexander Sullivan
      Alexander Martin Sullivan
      Alexander Martin Sullivan was an Irish politician, lawyer and journalist from Bantry, County Cork.He was the son of Daniel and Ann Sullivan, and brother to Timothy Daniel Sullivan, who was Lord Mayor of Dublin from 1886 to 1888....

       (1830–1884): Lib/IPP MP County Louth
      County Louth (UK Parliament constituency)
      County Louth, otherwise known as Louth County or Louth, is a former parliamentary constituency in Ireland, which was represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom...

       1874–1880, County Meath
      Meath (UK Parliament constituency)
      Meath was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, which from 1801 to 1885 returned two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.-Members of Parliament:-References:...

       1880–1882
    • his nephew Tim Healy
      Timothy Michael Healy
      Timothy Michael Healy, KC , also known as Tim Healy, was an Irish nationalist politician, journalist, author, barrister and one of the most controversial Irish Members of Parliament in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland...

       (1855–1931): IPP MP Wexford 1880–1883, Monaghan
      Monaghan (UK Parliament constituency)
      Monaghan is a former parliamentary constituency in Ireland, returning two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.-Members of Parliament:-References:...

       1883–1885, South Londonderry
      South Londonderry (UK Parliament constituency)
      South Londonderry was a UK Parliament constituency in Ireland. It returned one Member of Parliament to the British House of Commons from 1885 until it was abolished in 1922.-Boundaries and Boundary Changes:...

       1885–1886, North Longford 1886–1892, North Louth
      North Louth (UK Parliament constituency)
      North Louth was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1885 to 1918...

       1892–1910 (First Governor-General of the Irish Free State
      Governor-General of the Irish Free State
      The Governor-General was the representative of the King in the 1922–1937 Irish Free State. Until 1927 he was also the agent of the British government in the Irish state. By convention the office of Governor-General was largely ceremonial...

       1922–1928)
    • his nephew Thomas Joseph Healy (1854–1924): IPP MP North Wexford
      North Wexford (UK Parliament constituency)
      North Wexford was a United Kingdom Parliament constituency in Ireland, returning one Member of Parliament 1885–1922.Prior to 1885 the area was part of the County Wexford constituency...

       1892–1900
    • his nephew Maurice Healy
      Maurice Healy
      Maurice Healy was an Irish nationalist politician, lawyer and Member of Parliament . As a member of the Irish Parliamentary Party, he was returned to in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland four times between 1885 and 1918.He was one of twins, the third son born...

       (1859–1923): IPP MP Cork City
      Cork City (UK Parliament constituency)
      Cork City was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, represented in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. From 1880 to 1922 it returned two Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland...

       1885–1900 and 1909–1910, North East Cork 1910–1918
      • his grandson Kevin O'Higgins
        Kevin O'Higgins
        Kevin Christopher O'Higgins was an Irish politician who served as Vice-President of the Executive Council and Minister for Justice. He was part of early nationalist Sinn Féin, before going on to become a prominent member of Cumann na nGaedheal. O'Higgins initiated the An Garda Síochána police force...

         (1892–1927): CnaG TD Laois–Offaly 1918–1927
        • Kevin's daughter Una O'Higgins O'Malley's son Chris O'Malley
          Chris O'Malley
          Chris O'Malley is a former Irish politician. He was appointed to the European Parliament in 1986 for the Dublin constituency following the resignation of Richie Ryan. He lost his seat at the 1989 European election. In 2003, he was co-opted for the Labour Party to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County...

           (born 1959): FG MEP Munster 1986–1989
      • his grandson Thomas F. O'Higgins
        Thomas F. O'Higgins
        Thomas F. O'Higgins was an Irish politician. He grew up in Stradbally, County Laois, one of sixteen children of Dr. Thomas Higgins and Anne Sullivan. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann in a 14 March 1929 by-election for Dublin North as a Cumann na nGaedheal Teachta Dála , and in the 1932 general...

         (died 1953): CnaG/FG TD Dublin, Laois–Offaly, Cork 1929–1953
        • Thomas's son Tom O'Higgins
          Tom O'Higgins
          Thomas Francis O'Higgins was an Irish Fine Gael politician, a barrister and a judge.Tom O'Higgins was born in Cork in 1916. He was the son of Thomas F. O'Higgins and the nephew of Kevin O'Higgins...

           (1916–2003): FG TD Laois–Offaly, 1943–1973
        • Thomas's son Michael O'Higgins
          Michael O'Higgins
          Michael Joseph O'Higgins was an Irish Fine Gael politician who served as a member of the Oireachtas for nearly thirty years....

           (1917–2005): FG TD Dublin South West, Wicklow 1948–1969
          • Michael's wife Brigid Hogan O'Higgins
            Brigid Hogan-O'Higgins
            Brigid Hogan-O'Higgins is a retired Irish Fine Gael politician, who served for twenty years as a member of Dáil Éireann for constituencies in County Galway....

             (born 1932): FG TD Galway 1957–1977
            • her father Patrick Hogan
              Patrick Hogan (Cumann na nGaedheal)
              Patrick Hogan was a Irish politician.He was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1921 general election as a Sinn Féin candidate for the Galway constituency...

               (1891–1936): FG TD Galway 1921–1936

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  • Frank Taylor
    Frank Taylor (Irish politician)
    "Frank" Taylor was an Irish Fine Gael Party politician and TD for Clare from 1969–1981.A farmer before entering politics, he was first elected to the 19th Dáil at the 1969 general election, recapturing the seat held by Fine Gael TD William Murphy, who had died in 1967 and been replaced at...

     (1914–1989): FG TD Clare 1969–1981
    • his daughter Madeleine Taylor-Quinn
      Madeleine Taylor-Quinn
      Madeleine Taylor-Quinn is a former Fine Gael politician who served for over twenty years in the Oireachtas as a Teachta Dála for Clare and as a Senator....

       (born 1951): FG TD Clare 1981–1982, 1982–1992, FG Senator 1982, 1993–2002
  • Godfrey Timmins
    Godfrey Timmins
    Michael "Godfrey" Timmins was a former Irish Fine Gael party TD who served for more than thirty years in Dáil Éireann.- Early and private life :Born in Weaver's Square, Baltinglass, County Wicklow, Godfrey was the eldest of four children...

     (1927–2001): FG TD Wicklow 1965–1997
    • his son Billy Timmins
      Billy Timmins
      Billy Timmins is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He is currently a Teachta Dála for the Wicklow constituency.Timmins was born in Baltinglass, County Wicklow. He was educated at Patrician College, Ballyfin, County Laois; and University College Galway where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in...

       (born 1959): FG TD Wicklow 1997–

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  • Pat Upton
    Pat Upton
    Pat Upton was an Irish veterinarian and a senior Labour Party politician.He was born in Kilrush, County Clare and educated at St Flannan's College in Ennis, at University College Galway, and at University College Dublin where he received a doctorate in veterinary medicine...

     (1944–1999): Lab Senator 1989–1992, Lab TD Dublin South Central 1992–1999
    • his sister Mary Upton
      Mary Upton
      Mary Upton is a former Irish Labour Party politician. She served as a Teachta Dála for the Dublin South Central constituency from 1999 to 2011....

       (born 1946): Lab TD Dublin South Central 1999–2011

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  • John Wilson
    John P. Wilson
    John Patrick Wilson was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was first elected as a Teachta Dála for Cavan in 1973 and served in Dáil Éireann until 1992...

     (1923–2007): FF TD Cavan 1973–1977, Cavan–Monaghan 1977–1992
    • his nephew Diarmuid Wilson
      Diarmuid Wilson
      Diarmuid Wilson is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and member of Seanad Éireann, elected by the Administrative Panel since September 2002....

       (born 1965): FF Senator 2002–

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  • William Butler Yeats
    William Butler Yeats
    William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and playwright, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms...

     (1865–1939): Ind Senator 1922–1928
    • his son Michael Yeats
      Michael Yeats
      William Michael Yeats was an Irish barrister and Fianna Fáil politician.He was educated in Trinity College, Dublin and was an officer in The Hist...

       (1921–2007): FF Senator 1951–1977, MEP 1973–1979

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