Sean Byrne (politician)

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Sean Byrne (born 16 May 1937) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician.[1]

A farmer before entering politics, he was unsuccessful on the first two occasions when he stood for election to Dáil Éireann, as a Fianna Fáil candidate in the Tipperary South constituency at the 1977 and 1981 general elections. He finally won a seat at the February 1982 general election, and was re-elected at the November 1982 general election.[2]

However, in the subsequent elections to the 18th Seanad he was elected by the Cultural and Educational Panel.[1] He did not contest the 1989 general election, but was re-elected to the 19th Seanad. He was defeated in the 1993 election to the 20th Seanad, but was instead Nominated by the Taoiseach, Albert Reynolds.[2]

He contested the 1997 Seanad election on the Administrative Panel, but failed to win a seat and did not stand again.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Mr. Sean Byrne". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 30 January 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c "Sean Byrne". Retrieved 30 January 2008.