James Kelly (Fianna Fáil politician)

James Patrick Kelly was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served for eleven years as a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1932 to 1943.[1]

An accountant by profession, Kelly first stood as a candidate for Dáil Éireann at the June 1927 general election for the Meath constituency, but was not successful.[2] He was defeated again at the September 1927 general election, but was elected at the 1932 general election, taking his seat in the 7th Dáil.[1] He was re-elected for the same constituency at the 1933 general election, and for the new Meath–Westmeath constituency at the 1937 general election.[2]

He was returned again at the 1938 general election, but lost his seat at the 1943 general election.[1] He stood again the following year at the 1944 general election, but was not successful.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "James Kelly". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "James Kelly". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2 July 2012.