Seán French (1931–2011)

Seán French (8 November 1931 – 25 December 2011) was a Fianna Fáil politician from Cork in Ireland.[1] He was a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1967 to 1982.[2]

French was elected to Dáil Éireann on his first attempt, at a by-election in 1967 for the Cork Borough constituency which was caused by the death of the Labour Party TD Seán Casey. He was re-elected at the next five general elections, but lost his seat at the November 1982 general election and did not stand again.[3]

He also stood as a candidate for the European Parliament, at the first direct election in 1979, but was not elected.[3]

Seán French was Lord Mayor of Cork for the term from 1976 to 1977. His father, also called Seán French, also served as a TD and Lord Mayor of Cork.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Death notice of Sean French, Schull, Cork, Ireland". Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Seán French". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 14 February 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Seán French". Retrieved 14 February 2008.
  4. ^ "Late TD a 'committed, respected, talented person'". Irish Examiner. 29 December 2011.
Civic offices
Preceded by
Gus Healy
Lord Mayor of Cork
Succeeded by
Gerald Goldberg