Vincent Rice

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Vincent Rice (21 April 1875 – 27 May 1959) was an Irish politician and lawyer.

A native of County Monaghan, he was educated at St Mary's College, Dundalk and attended University College Dublin. He became a barrister in 1904 and senior counsel in 1924.[1]

He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a National League Party Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin South constituency at the June 1927 general election.[2] In August 1927 joined the Cumann na nGaedheal party. Other former independents who joined "Mr Cosgrave's ranks" included Labour independent John Daly and Bryan Cooper.[3]

He lost his seat at the September 1927 general election but was elected as a Cumann na nGaedheal TD for the Dublin North constituency at a by-election on 3 April 1928 caused by the disqualification of James Larkin due to bankruptcy. He lost his seat again at the 1932 general election but was re-elected at the 1933 general election. He stood as a Fine Gael candidate at the 1937 general election but did not retain his seat. He also stood unsuccessfully as an independent candidate at the 1943 general election.[4]

He died in Rathmines, Dublin, on 27 May 1959.[5]


  1. ^ "Irish Independent". 27 May 1959. 
  2. ^ "Mr. Vincent Rice". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 27 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Mr. Cosgrave And The Oath". The Times. 30 August 1927.
  4. ^ "Vincent Rice". Retrieved 27 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "General Registrar's Office". Retrieved 23 January 2017.