Peter Sands (politician)

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Peter Sands (1 May 1924 – 17 October 2015) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who briefly served as a member of the 22nd Seanad Éireann.[1] He was nominated by the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, on 23 June 2007, to fill a vacancy left by the election of Brendan Kenneally to the Dáil at the 2007 general election.[2] He was not nominated to the 23rd Seanad.

Sands was a lifelong trade unionist and former president of the Local Government and Public Services Union. He was a director of elections for Fianna Fáil in County Louth.

Sands died on 17 October 2015.[3]


  1. ^ "Mr. Peter Sands". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 12 April 2009. 
  2. ^ Sheahan, Fionnan (23 June 2007). "A plum post for one of Bertie's closest friends". Irish Independent. Retrieved 28 June 2007. 
  3. ^ "Peter Sands lived dozens of lives in one". Irish Independent. 24 October 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2015.