Seán Sherwin

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Seán Sherwin (born 1946) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician.[1]

He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Dublin South–West constituency at the 1969 general election. However, Dublin South–West's long-serving Labour Party TD Seán Dunne, who had been re-elected at the general election, died only seven days after polling. Sherwin was selected as the Fianna Fáil candidate at the by-election on 4 March 1970, and won, taking his seat in the 19th Dáil.[2]

He resigned from Fianna Fáil in 1971 in the wake of the Arms Crisis, and joined Kevin Boland's new party Aontacht Éireann.[3] The new party failed to take off at the 1973 general election, and Sherwin lost his seat to Fine Gael's Declan Costello.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Seán Sherwin". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Seán Sherwin". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Breakaway Parties Have Poor Record. Carol Coulter. The Irish Times. 22 April 1985.