Barry Egan (politician)

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Barry M Egan (died 3 March 1954) was an Irish politician. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Cumann na nGaedheal Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork Borough constituency at the June 1927 general election.[1] He was re-elected at the September 1927 general election but he did not contest the 1932 general election.[2] He stood again at the 1933 general election but lost his seat as Fianna Fáil surged into power.

Egan was managing director of the family firm of silversmiths, William Egan & Sons. His Cork shop was burned out by the Black and Tans during the War of Independence.[3] From July to September 1922, when Cork was a closed city, Egan was responsible for producing Cork republican silver, for which he devised his own hallmark.[4]


  1. ^ "Mr. Barry Egan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 7 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Barry Egan". Retrieved 7 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Hackett diaries, Cork City and County Archives
  4. ^ "The Royal William Yard 2". Antiques Roadshow. Series 38. 19 October 2015. BBC. Retrieved 19 October 2015.