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 10 October 1885
Kilmaley, Clare, Ireland
Died 24 January 1969(1969-01-24) (aged 83)
Political party Labour Party

Patrick Hogan (10 October 1885 – 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 was born on 10 October 1885,[2] the only son of Patrick Hogan, a labourer, and Bridget O'Connor of Culleen townland, Kilmaley, County Clare.[3] In the 1901 Census, his occupation is given as house-to-house postman.[4]

When he entered the King's Inns in 1932, he gave his birth date as 8 October 1891.[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.[citation needed] 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.[5] 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.[3] 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. ^ "Mr. Patrick Hogan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "General Registrar's Office". Retrieved 23 January 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c Ferguson, King's Inns Barristers 1868–2004, p. 208.
  4. ^ "Residents of a house 4 in Culleen (Killaniv, Clare)". National Archives: Census of Ireland 1901. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Patrick Hogan". Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Frank Fahy
Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann
Succeeded by
Cormac Breslin