Cormac Breslin

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Cormac Breslin
Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann
In office
14 November 1967 – 14 March 1973
Preceded by Patrick Hogan
Succeeded by Seán Treacy
Personal details
Born (1902-04-25)25 April 1902
Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland
Died 23 January 1978(1978-01-23) (aged 75)
County Donegal, Ireland
Political party Fianna Fáil

Cormac Breslin (Irish: Cormac Ua Breisleáin; 25 April 1902 – 23 January 1978) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician.[1] He was born in Gweedore, County Donegal. He was educated at Saint Eunan's College, Letterkenny. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) for the Donegal West constituency at the 1937 general election.[2]

He was re-elected at every election until his retirement in 1977. He served as Ceann Comhairle (chairman) of Dáil Éireann from 1967 to 1973. Cormac Breslin is the longest serving Donegal deputy to date. He is credited for bringing the Industrial Estate to Gweedore, a source of employment in his local parish. He was survived by his wife, Antoinnette (née Willman) and their nine children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Cormac Breslin". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Cormac Breslin". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Patrick Hogan
Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann
1967–1973
Succeeded by
Seán Treacy