Paddy Keaveney

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Patrick "Paddy" Keaveney (28 October 1929 – 19 July 1995) was an Cooperative manager from County Donegal and a politician of the Independent Fianna Fáil party, who was a Teachta Dála (TD) for one year.[1]

He was elected to the 20th Dáil as TD for Donegal North-East at a by-election in June 1976 caused by the death of Fianna Fáil TD Liam Cunningham.[2] His surprise victory gave Independent Fianna Fáil two out of the three seats in Donegal North-East, but the constituency was abolished for the 1977 general election, when he was defeated in the new Donegal constituency. He did not stand again.[3]

Keaveney was later elected to Donegal County Council, and after his death in 1995, his daughter Cecilia was co-opted to take his place as councillor. The following year, she was elected to Dáil Éireann as the Fianna Fáil candidate in a by-election following the death of Independent Fianna Fáil's founder Neil Blaney.


  1. ^ "Mr. Paddy Keaveney". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 2 February 2008. 
  2. ^ "By Election, 10 June 1976: Donegal North–East". Retrieved 2 February 2008. 
  3. ^ "Patrick Keaveney". Retrieved 2 February 2008.