Thaddeus Lynch (Northern Ireland politician)

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Thaddeus Lynch (born 1882), more commonly known as Ted, was a Northern Ireland politician and bar owner.

Lynch was born in Arigna, County Roscommon in 1882. As an adult he moved to Belfast to find employment and started work as a publican. Being a shrewd business man over time he succeeded in buying his own public house and eventually ended up owning three bars in Belfast, the Monaco, the Carlisle Circus and one other. He was considered part of the Catholic new money minority in Northern Ireland.

He was a senator in the Senate of Northern Ireland from 1941 to 1949.[1][2]

He had nine children; six sons (Desmond, Edmund, Gerry, Dominic, John and Timothy) and three daughters (Madeleine, Marie and Anne).

His interest in politics was carried on by subsequent generations and his daughter Madeleine Bradley was an activist in the establishment of the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland.[citation needed]

His grandson, Thaddeus (Ted) Lynch Bradley has also been a member of the Green Party.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

Thaddeus Lynch, a different person who was a member of Ireland's Dáil Éireann

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office of the Clerk of the Crown for Northern Ireland (27 June 1941). "Senators elected in accordance with the Fourth Schedule of the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, to serve in the Parliament of Northern Ireland. 23rd June, 1941". The Belfast Gazette (1,044). p. 155. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Whyte, Nicholas (9 June 2000; last modified 17 February 2002). "The Northern Ireland Senate, 1921-72". Northern Ireland Elections. ARK. Retrieved 15 July 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)