Seán Moore (Irish politician)

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Sean Moore
Government Chief Whip
In office
13 December 1979 – 30 June 1981
Preceded by Michael Woods
Succeeded by Gerry L'Estrange
Minister of State at the Department of Defence
In office
13 December 1979 – 30 June 1981
Preceded by Michael Woods
Succeeded by Gerry L'Estrange
Teachta Dála
In office
1965 – February 1982
Constituency Dublin South–East
Personal details
Born (1913-05-19)19 May 1913
Dublin, Ireland
Died 1 October 1986(1986-10-01) (aged 73)
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Alma mater University College Dublin
Occupation Businessman

Seán Moore (19 May 1913 – 1 October 1986) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician.[1]

Seán Moore was born in Dublin in 1913 and grew up in Irishtown, Dublin. He was educated at the Vocational School in Ringsend and University College Dublin where he received a diploma in Social and Economic Science. He worked as an official with the Alliance and Dublin Consumers' Gas Company before becoming involved in politics. Moore first became involved in politics in 1950 when he was elected to Dublin City Council, a position he would hold until 1979. He served as Lord Mayor of Dublin from 1963–64. Moore was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) on his third attempt at the 1965 general election, representing the Dublin South–East constituency in the 18th Dáil.[2]

In 1979 Charles Haughey came to power and Moore became Government Chief Whip. His health declined during this period, so much so that the Assistant Chief Whip, Bertie Ahern, was doing most of Moore's work. He served in that position until Fianna Fáil lost power at the 1981 general election and remained in the Dáil until he lost his seat at the February 1982 general election. He fought one further general election in November 1982 but failed to be elected, and subsequently retired from politics.

Seán Moore Road and Seán Moore Park near Irishtown is named after him.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Seán Moore". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Seán Moore". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
Civic offices
Preceded by
James O'Keeffe
Lord Mayor of Dublin
1963–1964
Succeeded by
John McCann
Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Woods
Government Chief Whip
1979–1981
Succeeded by
Gerry L'Estrange
Minister of State at the Department of Defence
1979–1981