Jeremiah McVeagh

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Jeremiah MacVeagh (right) with journalist Frank MacDonagh in 1898

Jeremiah McVeagh (1870/73 – 17 April 1932)[1] was an Irish nationalist politician and Member of Parliament (MP) in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

He was the son of Thomas McVeagh, shipowner, and was educated at St. Malachy's College, Belfast, and at the Royal University of Ireland.[2]

A journalist and barrister by profession, in the 1890s, McVeagh was based in London, where he was active in the Irish National League of Great Britain.[3]

He was first elected as the Irish Parliamentary Party MP for the South Down constituency at the 19 February 1902 by-election,[4][5] and was again re-elected at the 1906, January 1910, December 1910 and 1918 general elections, and served until 1922 as member of the Nationalist Party.

He was an unsuccessful candidate for the British Labour Party in Sunderland at the 1924 United Kingdom general election,.[6] He was also unsuccessful in the 1925 Irish Seanad election and the June 1927 Irish general election, when he ran for the National League Party in Monaghan.

In 1913 he presented the Jeremiah MacVeagh Cup to the Down County GAA Board. The Cup has been presented to the winners of the annual Down Senior Hurling Championship ever since.

He died in a Dublin nursing home in 1932,[7] following a series of heart attacks, and was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery.


  1. ^ Jeremiah MacVeagh.
  2. ^ Debrett's House of Commons and the Judicial Bench, 1916. London: Dean.
  3. ^ "London Correspondence". Irish Examiner. 11 August 1893.
  4. ^ "Election intelligence". The Times (36696). London. 20 February 1902. p. 10.
  5. ^ "No. 27410". The London Gazette. 25 February 1902. p. 1199.
  6. ^ "Mr Jeremiah McVeagh", The Tablet, 23 April 1932
  7. ^ "General Registrar's Office". Retrieved 22 August 2017.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Francis Small
Member of Parliament for South Down
Constituency abolished