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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Members of the Fifth Dáil - John F. Gill

John F. Gill

John F. Gill (27 December 1898 – 10 June 1971) was an Irish trade union official and Labour Party Teachta Dála (TD).

He first stood for election in the June 1927 general election in the Laois–Offaly constituency, and joined William Davin as one of two Labour TDs returned from Laois–Offaly to the 5th Dáil. This was the only occasion on which Laois–Offaly returned two Labour TDs.

However, Gill's term as a TD was short: the 5th Dáil was the shortest Dáil ever, lasting only 98 days. He lost his seat in the September 1927 general election, and was defeated again in his third and final candidacy, at the 1932 general election.

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