Jerry Cronin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the Irish hurler, see Jerry Cronin (hurler).

Jeremiah "Jerry" Cronin (15 September 1925 – 19 October 1990) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician.[1] He was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1965 general election as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork North–East constituency.[2] Cronin was appointed to the Irish Government on one occasion, serving as Minister for Defence from 1970 to 1973 under Taoiseach Jack Lynch. Cronin retired from domestic politics at the 1981 general election, having been elected to the European Parliament for a five-year term in 1979.

Jerry Cronin was born in Currabeha, Fermoy, County Cork, the son of Alice (née Mulcahy) and Sean Cronin. His uncle, Arthur Mulcahy, was a member of the Old IRA, and wa shot by British forces during the Irish War of Independence on the night of 22 March 1921.[3] Jerry Cronin died on 19 October 1990 after a battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was married to Shelia Cronin (née Sheehan), they lived in Mallow, County Cork and had six children.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Jerry Cronin". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jerry Cronin". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "War by the Irish", p.183, a collection by John McCann.

External links[edit]

Political offices
New office Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries
1969–1970
Succeeded by
Jackie Fahey
Preceded by
Jim Gibbons
Minister for Defence
1970–1973
Succeeded by
Paddy Donegan