Patrick Cummins (politician)

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Patrick (Paddy) J. Cummins (10 June 1921 – 5 March 2009) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician.[1]

The son of Paddy Cummins, who was a baker from Pearse Street, Dublin and a sergeant in the 6th Royal Dublin Fusiliers during World War I.[2]

He was elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin South-Central constituency at the 1958 by-election caused by the resignation of Independent TD Jack Murphy. He was re-elected at the 1961 general election but lost his seat at the 1965 general election, and was an unsuccessful candidate at the 1969 and 1973 general elections.[3]

He served as a Dublin City Councillor and as a governor of the Royal Irish Academy of Music. He was also in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association, the regiment in which his father had served.[4]


  1. ^ "Mr. Patrick Cummins". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 25 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "Address by Minister for Finance, Brian Cowen, TD, at the Byrne-Perry Summer School". Department of Finance. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "Patrick Cummins". Retrieved 25 November 2008. 
  4. ^ "In Brief: Former Fianna Fáil TD Cummins dies". Irish Independent. 8 March 2009. Retrieved 10 July 2010.