Michael Doherty (Irish politician)

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Michael "Micky" Doherty (29 June 1929 – 21 December 2011) [1] was a former Fianna Fáil politician in Ireland. He was a senator from 1987 to 1989.


A native of Esker, Ballinalee, County Longford, Doherty entered local politics in 1967 serving as a county councillor for over two decades before eventually stepping down from public life in the mid 1990s.

An auctioneer by profession, Michael, or ‘Mickey’ as he was more commonly referred to by his friends and peers, also enjoyed a two-year spell as a senator (1987–89) after securing election to the 18th Seanad’s administrative panel. Doherty was closely aligned to former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds becoming a special advisor upon the latter's election in 1992.

Doherty was elected in 1987 to the 18th Seanad on the Administrative Panel, but was defeated in the 1989 election to the 19th Seanad.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Mr. Michael Doherty". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  2. ^ "Micky Doherty". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2008-02-04.