John Dennehy

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John Dennehy
Teachta Dála
In office
June 1997 – May 2007
In office
February 1987 – November 1992
Constituency Cork South–Central
Personal details
Born (1940-03-22) 22 March 1940 (age 75)
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil

John Dennehy (born 22 March 1940) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork South–Central constituency.[1]

He was educated at Sharman Crawford Technical Institute and Cork College of Commerce. A fitter by trade, Dennehy spent most of his working life with Irish Steel in Haulbowline until he went full-time into politics.

Dennehy was elected to Cork City Council for the South–West area in 1974 and subsequently re-elected at every election until he resigned from the council in 2003 due to the dual mandate rule. He was Lord Mayor of Cork from 1983 to 1984. His son Fergal was elected to the city council for the Cork South–West electoral area in 2004.

He stood unsuccessfully at the 1977 general election for the Cork Mid constituency, and in 1979 he was narrowly defeated in a by-election for the Cork City constituency by Fine Gael's Liam Burke in one of a string of by-election defeats for the Fianna Fáil government.

Dennehy was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1987 general election but lost his seat to party colleague Batt O'Keeffe at the 1992 general election. He regained his seat at the 1997 general election and narrowly held it by 6 votes against a challenge from Kathy Sinnott at the 2002 general election. He lost his seat at the 2007 general election.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. John Dennehy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "John Dennehy". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
Civic offices
Preceded by
Hugh Coveney
Lord Mayor of Cork
1983–1984
Succeeded by
Liam Burke
Oireachtas
Preceded by
Gene Fitzgerald
(Fianna Fáil)
Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Cork South–Central
1987–1992
Succeeded by
Batt O'Keeffe
(Fianna Fáil)
Preceded by
Toddy O'Sullivan
(Labour Party)
Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Cork South–Central
1997–2007
Succeeded by
Ciarán Lynch
(Labour Party)