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.


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

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