Raphael Keyes

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Raphael Patrick (Ralph) Keyes was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician.

He was born in Cork and as a Cinema Proprietor when elected to the Oireachtas. During the Irish War of Independence he was captain of the Bantry company of the fifth battalion of Irish Republican Army (IRA) in West Cork. He was elected to the Free State Seanad in 1931. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork West constituency at the 1932 general election.[1] He was lost his seat at the 1933 general election but was elected to the Seanad at a by-election on 2 January 1934.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Raphael Keyes". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 22 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Raphael Keyes". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 January 2009.