Laurence O'Neill

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Laurence O'Neill
Right Hon Laurence O'Neill The Lord Mayor cropped from Ireland's National Pledge, April 1918.jpg
Lord Mayor of Dublin
In office
Teachta Dála
In office
ConstituencyDublin Mid
Personal details
Died26 July 1943

Laurence O'Neill (1864 – 26 July 1943) was an Irish politician and corn merchant. O'Neill was elected to Dáil Éireann as an independent Teachta Dála (TD) for Dublin Mid at the 1922 general election.[1] He did not contest the 1923 general election and he was an unsuccessful candidate at the September 1927 general election.

He was elected to the Irish Free State Seanad Éireann at a by-election on 20 June 1929 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice.[2] He was re-elected to the Seanad for a 9-year term in 1931 and served until the Free State Seanad was abolished in 1936. He was nominated by the Taoiseach on 2 January 1940 to the 3rd Seanad. He did not contest the 1943 Seanad election.

He had also served as Lord Mayor of Dublin from 1917 to 1924, serving through the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Laurence O'Neill". Retrieved 12 February 2009.
  2. ^ "Mr. Laurence O'Neill". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 12 February 2009.

Further reading[edit]

  • Morrissey, Thomas J. (2014). Laurence O'Neill (1864–1943) : Lord Mayor of Dublin (1917–1924) : patriot and man of peace. Dublin: Four Courts. ISBN 9781907002120.
Civic offices
Preceded by
Sir James Gallagher
Lord Mayor of Dublin
Position suspended