Jimmy Leonard

James Leonard (born 5 June 1927) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician.[1] Leonard was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) for the Monaghan constituency at the 1973 general election. He was re-elected for the Cavan–Monaghan constituency at the 1977 general election. He lost his seat at the 1981 general election but was elected to Seanad Éireann by the Administrative Panel. He regained his Dáil seat at the February 1982 general election and retained it until retiring at the 1997 general election.[2]

Jimmy Leonard
Teachta Dála
In office
February 1982 – June 1997
In office
June 1977 – June 1981
In office
February 1973 – June 1977
In office
October 1981 – February 1982
ConstituencyAdministrative Panel
Personal details
Born (1927-06-05) 5 June 1927 (age 94)
County Monaghan, Ireland
Political partyFianna Fáil
ChildrenAnn Leonard

After his retirement, his daughter Ann Leonard unsuccessfully stood for his seat as a Fianna Fáil candidate at the 1997 general election. She was then nominated by the Taoiseach to the Seanad.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Jimmy Leonard". Oireachtas Members Database. Archived from the original on 7 November 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Jimmy Leonard". ElectionsIreland.org. Archived from the original on 25 September 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2012.