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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Members of the Eleventh Dáil - Maurice E. Dockrell

Maurice Edward Dockrell (6 October 1908 – 9 December 1986) was an Irish Fine Gael party politician who was elected to Dáil Éireann at ten successive general elections, serving as a TD for thirty-four years.

He was first elected in the 1943 general election as a TD for Dublin South in the 11th Dáil, and re-elected in 1944.

After constituency boundaries were redrawn in 1947, Dockrell was returned at the 1948 general election to the 13th Dáil for the Dublin South–Central constituency, which re-elected him on five further elections. He was then elected twice as TD for Dublin Central, at the 1969 and 1973 elections. He lost his seat in the Fianna Fáil landslide at the 1977 general election.

From 1960–1961, he was Lord Mayor of Dublin.

His father, Henry Morgan Dockrell, and his brother, H. Percy Dockrell were also Fine Gael TDs. His grandfather, Sir Maurice Dockrell, had been a Unionist MP before independence.

1 comment:

  1. Ireland is a funny country. Though we may have allegiances to different philosophies, humanity often breaks through those barriers. A number of friends of my great great grandparents were imprisoned after 1916. My great great grandmother visited them and smuggled messages in and out of prison. Being the wife of a knight of the realm and a Unionist politician in her own right, she was above suspicion and was never searched.