Seán Treacy (politician)

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Seán Treacy
Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann
In office
14 March 1973 – 5 July 1977
President Éamon de Valera
Erskine H. Childers
Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh
Patrick Hillery
Deputy Denis Jones
Preceded by Cormac Breslin
Succeeded by Joseph Brennan
In office
10 March 1987 – 26 June 1997
President Patrick Hillery
Mary Robinson
Deputy Jim Tunney
Joe Jacob
Preceded by Tom Fitzpatrick
Succeeded by Séamus Pattison
Teachta Dála
In office
October 1961 – June 1997
Constituency Tipperary South
Personal details
Born (1923-09-23) 23 September 1923 (age 92)
Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Labour Party

Seán Treacy (born 23 September 1923) is a former Irish politician who was Ceann Comhairle (chairman) of Dáil Éireann from 1973 to 1977 and from 1987 to 1997.[1]

Political career[edit]

Treacy was first elected to the Dáil at the 1961 general election as a Labour Party Teachta Dála (TD) for the Tipperary South constituency and was re-elected in seven subsequent elections and returned automatically in three more due to his being Ceann Comhairle.[1] He left the Labour Party in 1987 and was elected as an independent TD at the 1987 general election. He retired from politics at the 1997 general election.[2]

He was a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 1981 to 1984, replacing Eileen Desmond who resigned as an MEP when she was appointed Minister for Health and Social Welfare. He was a member of the Irish Presidential Commission during the presidential vacancies of 1974 and 1976.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mr. Seán Treacy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Seán Treacy". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Cormac Breslin
Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann
1973–1977
Succeeded by
Joseph Brennan
Preceded by
Thomas J. Fitzpatrick
Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann
1987–1997
Succeeded by
Séamus Pattison