Seán Milroy

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Seán Milroy (1877 – 30 November 1946) was an Irish politician. He was born in Maryport in Cumberland, England. He was a journalist by profession.

He contested a by-election for Sinn Féin in Tyrone North East unsuccessfully. He was elected a Sinn Féin Teachta Dála (TD) at the 1921 elections for both the Cavan constituency and for the Fermanagh and Tyrone constituency.[1] He supported the Anglo-Irish Treaty and voted in favour of it.

He became a member of Cumann na nGaedheal but left the party in 1924 along with seven other TDs in opposition to the Government's actions to the so-called Irish Army mutiny. He contested the June 1927 general election unsuccessfully.[2]

In later years, he made up with his former colleagues and was elected to Seanad Éireann, serving for both Cumann na nGaedheal and later for Fine Gael from 1928 until the Free State Seanad was abolished in 1936. He was re-elected to the new Seanad in 1938, following the 1937 general election but failed to be re-elected following the 1938 general election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Seán Milroy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Seán Milroy". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 11 April 2009. 

Sources[edit]

  • Todd Andrews (1979), Dublin Made Me.
  • Tim Pat Coogan (1995), De Valera: Long Fellow, Long Shadow.
  • Memoirs of Senator Joseph Connolly: A Founder of Modern Ireland. J. Anthony Gaughan (ed), 1996.