Michael O'Neill (politician)
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O'Neill was educated at Dromore National School and Bellisle Academy. He was a farmer and a chairman of the Gaelic Athletic Association. He served as a councillor on Tyrone County Council and resigned as a member of Omagh rural council as a protest about the allocation of housing.
He was later associated with the Anti-Partition of Ireland League. He retired at the 1955 general election and the Mid Ulster seat was narrowly won by Tom Mitchell of Sinn Féin. At the 1956 Mid Ulster by-election the League stood O'Neill in an attempt to unseat the abstentionist Mitchell, but this split the nationalist vote and independent Unionist George Forrest was elected.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Michael O'Neill
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