Patrick McCarvill

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Patrick McCarvill (23 May 1893 – 16 March 1955) was an Irish politician. He was elected as an anti-Treaty Sinn Féin Teachta Dála (TD) to the 3rd Dáil at the 1922 general election for the Monaghan constituency but did not take his seat because of the absentionist policy of Sinn Féin.[1] He was re-elected at the 1923 general election and once again did not take his seat.[2] He was elected as a Fianna Fáil TD at the June 1927 general election and took his seat on the 12 August 1927 along with the other Fianna Fáil TDs. He did not contest the September 1927 general election.

McCarvill studied at University College Dublin (UCD) and was a medical doctor, as was his son. Prior to being fully qualified McCarvill helped in training of members of Cumann na mBan after the 1916 Easter Rising and during the Irish War of Independence in first aid in Harcourt Street, along with Dr Kathleen Lynn and Dr Geraghty. During his time in UCD he played Gaelic football winning the Sigerson Cup medals in 1917 and 1918, he also played soccer which caused him difficulties with the GAA in the College.

His selection as candidate for the 1922 general election was controversial since the anti-Treaty side and selected McCarvill instead of Seán MacEntee, the pro-Treaty side claimed this breached the electoral pact which would have resulted in two pro-Treaty and one anti-Treaty candidates being elected without a contest, as a result of the selection of McCarvill the pro-Treaty side stood an independent candidate Thomas McHugh which forced an election, McCarvill duly was elected.[3] McCarvill unsuccessfully stood at the 1948 general election in Monaghan for Clann na Poblachta.

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  1. ^ "Mr. Patrick McCarvill". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Patrick McCarvill". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  3. ^ 1922 General Election - Irish History Studies by Michael Gallagher, www.tcd.ie