Margaret Collins-O'Driscoll

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Margaret Collins-O'Driscoll (16 August 1876, County Cork – 17 June 1945, County Dublin aged 68[1]) was an Irish Cumann na nGaedheal politician. She was the sister of the Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins. She was educated at Baggot Street Training College and was a schoolteacher and school principal before entering politics.[2]

She was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Cumann na nGaedheal Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin North constituency at the 1923 general election.[3] She was re-elected at every subsequent election until she lost her seat at the 1933 general election.[4] Her great-granddaughter is the actress Dervla Kirwan.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=70734349
  2. ^ "Margaret Collins-O'Driscoll". Centre for Advancement of Women in Politics (QUB). Retrieved 22 September 2008. 
  3. ^ "Ms. Margaret Collins-O'Driscoll". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 27 April 2009. 
  4. ^ "Margaret Collins-O'Driscoll". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 April 2009. 
  5. ^ http://www.ancestry.co.uk/cs/uk/DervlaKirwan