Frank Drohan

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Frank Drohan (13 August 1879 – 5 March 1953) was an Irish politician.[1] He was elected unopposed at the 1921 elections for the Waterford–Tipperary East constituency as a Sinn Féin Teachta Dála (TD) in the 2nd Dáil.[2]

He was personally opposed to the Anglo-Irish Treaty signed on 6 December 1921, but the local Sinn Féin branch instructed him to vote in favour; he felt the only honourable course was to submit his resignation, which was read out by the Ceann Comhairle Eoin MacNeill on 5 January 1922,[3] two days before the Dáil voted to accept the Treaty.

Frank Drohan Road is the section of the N24 serving as an inner relief road outside Clonmel.[4]


  1. ^ "Mr. Frank Drohan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 30 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Frank Drohan". Retrieved 20 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Treaty Debates". Dáil debates (in Irish). Oireachtas. 5 January 1922. pp. Vol.T No.12 p.3 cc.268–69. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Clonmel Borough Council (2008). "Chapter 7: Transport and Accessibility" (PDF). Clonmel and Environs Development Plan. Clonmel town council. pp. 75–76. Retrieved 24 April 2011.