Micheál Prendergast

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Micheál Anthony Prendergast (c.1921 – 25 March 1998) was an Irish farmer and trader, businessman and company director, and Fine Gael politician.[1]

He was born in Farranfore, County Kerry and was raised in Kilcock, County Kildare.[1] He married his Australian wife Barbara in 1959, and they had one son and six daughters.[1] He was a member of the Irish Live Stock Exporters' and Traders' Association and was its chairman in 1961 and 1969. He was a member of the national executive of the Irish Livestock Trade and was its chairman in 1970. He was a member of the Dublin Port and Docks Board. He spent many years in the livestock export business. He was a council member of the Agricultural Institute, now known as Teagasc, from 1960 to 1963.[1]

He was a member of Seanad Éireann from 1954 to 1973 and from 1975 to 1977. He was first elected to the Seanad in 1954 by the Agricultural Panel.[2] He did not contest the 1973 election but was elected in a by-election in 1975 by the Administrative Panel, replacing Seán Brosnan who had been elected to Dáil Éireann. He lost his seat at the 1977 election.[2]

He retired to Australia in 1986 and died in Melbourne in 1998.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Death of Former Member: Expressions of Sympathy.". Seanad Éireann – Volume 154. 26 March 1998. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Mr. Micheál Prendergast". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 May 2012.