Martin Ryan

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For the English rugby league footballer, see Martin Ryan (rugby league).

Martin Ryan (31 January 1900 – 22 July 1943) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was first elected as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) for the Tipperary constituency at the 1933 general election.[1] He was re-elected at the 1937, 1938 and 1943 general elections. He died while still in office in 1943.[2]

His widow Mary Ryan was elected at the 1944 general election for the same constituency.

Martin Ryan's family made a considerable contribution to the GAA, his uncle was Canon Michael Kennedy Ryan.[3] His brother Patrick Ryan was a soldier in the Irish War of Independence and on the Anti-Treaty side of the Irish Civil War, he was also elected as an Anti-Treaty TD in 1923 for Tipperary.

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  1. ^ "Mr. Martin Ryan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Martin Ryan". Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Canon M K Ryan". Newport GAA. Retrieved 28 October 2013.