Thomas Mullen

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Thomas Mullen (c. 1897 – 2 January 1966) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and school teacher.[1]

He was born in Roemore, Breaffy, County Mayo, to primary school teacher parents, Thomas and Mary Mullen.[2][3] He was educated at St. Jarlath's College, Tuam, and University College Galway. He too became a teacher and taught in Tullamore and North Brunswick St and at St Saviour's, Denmark St, in Dublin.[4]

Mullen became active in the Irish Republican Army after the 1916 Easter Rising. He was the organiser of the escape from Rath Camp in the Curragh Camp during the Irish War of Independence. During the Irish Civil War, he was leader of the Tintown No 1 internment camp of 61 prisoners.[4]

He was elected to Dáil Éireann as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin County constituency at the 1938 general election. He did not contest the 1943 general election.[5]

His brother Eugene Mullen, was a TD for Mayo from June to September 1927.[4]

Mullen died in St Mary's Hospital, Phoenix Park. His last residence was 92 St Assam's Ave, Raheny, Dublin. He was survived by his wife, Louie (née Ryan), and three daughters.[3][4] He is buried at St. Fintan's Cemetery, Sutton.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Thomas Mullen". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 11 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Census of Ireland, 1901.
  3. ^ a b c Deaths, Irish Independent, 3 January 1966, p. 22.
  4. ^ a b c d Obituary Mr Thomas Mullen, Irish Independent, 3 January 1966, p. 5.
  5. ^ "Thomas Mullen". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 11 February 2009.