Christy Kirwan

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Christopher "Christy" Kirwan (died 24 November 2013) was an Irish Labour Party politician and trade unionist. He served as a member of Seanad Éireann from 1983 to 1987.[1] He was nominated by the Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald to the 17th Seanad in 1983.[2] He did not contest the 1987 Seanad election.

He was a lifelong trade unionist and in 1981 was the General Secretary of the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union (ITGWU).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Christy Kirwan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Christy Kirwan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Former union chief Christy Kirwan dies". The Irish Times. 26 November 2013. Archived from the original on 23 February 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
Political offices
Preceded by
John Carroll
Vice-President of the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union
1982–1983
Succeeded by
Edmund Browne
Preceded by
Michael Mullen
General Secretary of the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union
1983–1990
Succeeded by
Position abolished
Preceded by
Patrick Clancy
Treasurer of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions
1985–1989
Succeeded by
Edmund Browne
New office General Secretary of the Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union
1990–1994
Served alongside: ?
Succeeded by
Bill Attley
Preceded by
Jimmy Blair
President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions
1991
Succeeded by
Tom Douglas