James Larkin Jnr

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James Larkin Jnr (1904 – 18 February 1969) was an Irish Labour Party politician and trade union official. He first stood for election as an Irish Worker League candidate at the September 1927 general election for the Dublin County constituency but was unsuccessful. His father, James Larkin, was a successful candidate for the Dublin North constituency at the same general election. The younger Larkin was one of two candidates for the Revolutionary Workers' Groups in the 1930 newly reformed Dublin City Council elections, and he was elected.[1] He was also an unsuccessful independent candidate at the 1932 general election for the Dublin South constituency. On the foundation of the Communist Party of Ireland in 1933, Larkin became its chairman.

He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Labour Party Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin South constituency at the 1943 general election, where he sat in the same Dáil as his father.[2] He was re-elected at the 1944 general election for the same constituency. At the 1948 general election, he moved to the Dublin South-Central constituency and was re-elected at the 1951 and 1954 general elections.[3] He did not contest the 1957 general election.

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  1. ^ Communist Party of Ireland History
  2. ^ "Mr. James Larkin, Jnr". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 9 April 2009. 
  3. ^ "James Larkin, Jnr". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 9 April 2009. 
Political offices
Preceded by
James Larkin
General Secretary of the Workers' Union of Ireland
Succeeded by
Denis Larkin
Preceded by
Louie Bennett
President of the Irish Trade Union Congress
Succeeded by
Sam Kyle
Preceded by
Helen Chenevix
President of the Irish Trade Union Congress
Succeeded by
Con Connolly
Preceded by
John Conroy
President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions
Succeeded by
Norman Kennedy