Derek Nally

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Derek Nally (born 4 December 1936) was an unsuccessful candidate in the 1997 Irish presidential election, the only male to stand in that election. A retired Garda and victims' rights campaigner,[1] he received the nominations of five county councils. He received 59,529 votes (4.7%) – the lowest of the five candidates.[2]


  1. ^ "Derek Nally - an arresting candidate". BBC News. 1997-10-29. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  2. ^ Coakley, John; Michael Gallagher (1999). Politics in the Republic of Ireland. Routledge. p. 332. ISBN 978-0-415-22194-8.