Cormac Breslin

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Cormac Breslin
Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann
In office
14 November 1967 – 14 March 1973
Deputy Denis Jones
Preceded by Patrick Hogan
Succeeded by Seán Treacy
Teachta Dála
In office
June 1969 – June 1977
Constituency Donegal-Leitrim
In office
October 1961 – June 1969
Constituency Donegal South-West
In office
July 1937 – October 1961
Constituency Donegal West
Personal details
Born Cormac Michael Breslin
(1902-04-25)25 April 1902
Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland
Died 23 January 1978(1978-01-23) (aged 75)
Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fianna Fáil
Spouse(s) Antoinnette Willman
(m. 1923; d. 1978)
Children 9
Education Saint Eunan's College
Alma mater University College Dublin

Cormac Michael Breslin (25 April 1902 – 23 January 1978) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann from 1967 to 1973. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1937 to 1977.[1]

He was born in Gweedore, County Donegal. He was educated at Saint Eunan's College, Letterkenny. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) for the Donegal West constituency at the 1937 general election.[2]

Breslin was re-elected at every election until his retirement in 1977, switching constituency to Donegal South-West in 1961 and to Donegal–Leitrim in 1969. He served as Ceann Comhairle (chairman) of Dáil Éireann from 1967 to 1973. He is credited for helping found the Industrial Estate in Gweedore, and also the turf burning station—a source of employment in his local parish, which allowed local people to cut the turbary and sell it to the station operated by the Electrical Supply Board (ESB), situated in Min a Cuing. He was survived by his wife Antoinnette (née Willman) and their nine children.


  1. ^ "Mr. Cormac Breslin". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Cormac Breslin". Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Patrick Hogan
Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann
Succeeded by
Seán Treacy