Jimmy Dunne (politician)

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James "Jimmy" Dunne (1921 – 23 February 1972) was an Irish Labour Party politician and trade union official. He was a member of Seanad Éireann from 1969 to 1972. He attended University College Dublin where he was awarded an Diploma in social and economic studies.[1] He was elected to the 12th Seanad in 1969 by the Labour Panel.[2] He died in office in 1972.[1] No by-election was held to fill his seat.

He became General Secretary of Marine Port and General Workers' Union in 1957,[1] and was President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions in 1969.


  1. ^ a b c "Official Report (Seanad Éireann), Volume 72, Death of Member: Expression of Sympathy". Houses of the Oireachtas. 23 February 1972. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Mr. Jimmy Dunne". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
Political offices
Preceded by
John Conroy
President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions
Succeeded by
James Morrow