Fintan Kennedy

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Fintan Kennedy (died 24 March 1984) was an Irish trade unionist.

The son of Tom Kennedy, a prominent trade unionist,[1] Kennedy joined the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union in 1934, rising to serve as General Secretary of the union from 1959, then as General President from 1969.[2] During his secretaryship, membership of the union grew steadily.[3]

In 1966, Kennedy served as President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions,[4] while he served as Treasurer from 1968.[4] He was elected to the Labour Panel of the Seanad Éireann in 1969 and representing the Labour Party.[5] He retired from all his positions in the labour movement in 1981.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Donal Nevin, Trade union century, p.351
  2. ^ a b Irish Transport and General Workers Union, Irish Labour History Museum
  3. ^ Arthur Ivor Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions, p.464
  4. ^ a b Donal Nevin, Trade union century, p.439
  5. ^ Mr. Fintan Kennedy, Seanad Members Database
Political offices
Preceded by
Frank Purcell
General Secretary of the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union
1959–1969
Succeeded by
Michael Mullen
Preceded by
John Conroy
Treasurer of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions
1967–1982
Succeeded by
Patrick Clancy
Preceded by
John Conroy
General President of the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union
1969–1981
Succeeded by
John Carroll
Preceded by
Dominick Murphy
President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions
1966
Succeeded by
Bob Thompson