Thomas Joseph Farrell

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Thomas Joseph Farrell (1847–1913) was an Irish nationalist politician. He was the Anti-Parnellite Member of Parliament (MP) for South Kerry from 1895 to 1880, representing the county in the United Kingdom House of Commons.[1]

Farrell was elected to the Parliament at a by-election on 5 September 1895. South Kerry's outgoing MP, Denis Kilbride, had been re-elected in South Kerry at the general election in July 1895, but had also been elected for North Galway, and chose to sit for that seat.[2] The only other candidate at the by-election was Bantry-born William Martin Murphy, standing on this occasion as an "independent nationalist". Murphy was a former MP for Dublin St Patrick's, and a wealthy businessman who was the principal backer of the "Healyite" newspapers the National Press and the Daily Nation. Farrell won the seat with a large majority,[2] but did not contest the general election in 1900, when the Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP) reunited and John Pius Boland was returned unopposed as the IPP MP for South Kerry.[3]


  1. ^ "Historical list of MPs: constituencies beginning with "K", part 1". Leigh Rayment's House of Commons pages. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Brian M. Walker, ed. (1978). Parliamentary election results in Ireland 1801–1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. p. 157. ISBN 0-901714-12-7. 
  3. ^ Walker, op. cit., page 160

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Denis Kilbride
Member of Parliament for South Kerry
Succeeded by
John Pius Boland