Michael Hennessy

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Michael Joseph Hennessy was an Irish politician and businessman. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Businessmen's Party Teachta Dála (TD) for Cork East and North East at the 1922 general election.[1] He was elected as a Cumann na nGaedheal TD for Cork East at the 1923, June 1927 and September 1927 general elections.[2] He lost his seat at the 1932 general election.

Hennessy lived at 11 Rahilly Street, Cobh (formerly King Street).[3] In June 1922 the Bishop of Cloyne Robert Browne, contributed £20 each to the election funds of Hennessy and John Dinneen, Commercial and Farmer pro-Treaty candidates respectively for the Cork East and North East constituency.[4]


  1. ^ "Mr. Michael Hennessy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 2 April 2009.
  2. ^ "Michael Hennessy". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2 April 2009.
  3. ^ Magill book of Election 1981, review of historical constituency TDs
  4. ^ The Times, Mr. De Valera's New Claim, 14 June 1922.