Patrick Hogan (Ceann Comhairle)

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Patrick Hogan
Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann
In office
13 June 1951 – 14 November 1967
President Seán T. O'Kelly
Éamon de Valera
Deputy Cormac Breslin
Preceded by Frank Fahy
Succeeded by Cormac Breslin
Leas-Cheann Comhairle
In office
27 October 1927 – 8 March 1928
Ceann Comhairle Michael Hayes
Preceded by James Dolan
Succeeded by Daniel Morrissey
Teachta Dála
In office
June 1943 – June 1969
In office
August 1923 – June 1938
Constituency Clare
In office
Constituency Labour Panel
Personal details
Born 1886
Kilmaley, Clare, Ireland
Died 24 January 1969
Political party Labour Party

Patrick Hogan (1886 – 24 January 1969) was a long-serving Irish politician. He served as Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann from 1951 to 1967.[1]

Early life[edit]

Hogan's birth date is uncertain. When he entered the King's Inns in 1932, he gave the date as 8 October 1891,[2] but other sources give 1886.[1] He was the only son of Patrick Hogan and Bridget O'Connor of Culleen, Kilmaley, County Clare.[2] In the 1901 Census, his age is given as 16 and his occupation as house to house postman.[3]

Political career[edit]

As a young man he joined the Gaelic League and the Irish Volunteers, however he was deported to England for his activities. During the Irish War of Independence he fought against the Black and Tans in County Clare. After the Anglo-Irish Treaty he became an official with the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union (ITGWU). He was elected to Dáil Éireann as a Labour Party Teachta Dála (TD) for the Clare constituency in 1923.[4] He lost his seat at the 1938 general election, and was subsequently elected to Seanad Éireann on the Labour Panel. While sitting in the Dáil, he qualified as a barrister-at-law and was called to the bar in 1936.[2] He remained in the Seanad until 1943 when he returned to the Dáil at the 1943 general election. In 1951 he became Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann, a position he held until 1967. He welcomed United States President John F. Kennedy to the house on 28 June 1963 during his visit to Ireland.


  1. ^ a b "Mr. Patrick Hogan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Ferguson, King's Inns Barristers 1868–2004, p.208,
  3. ^ "Residents of a house 4 in Culleen (Killaniv, Clare)". National Archives: Census of Ireland 1901. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Patrick Hogan". Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Frank Fahy
Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann
Succeeded by
Cormac Breslin