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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Members of the First Dáil - P. J. Maloney

P. J. Moloney - Second Row: Far left

(Patrick James) P. J. Moloney (20 March 1869 – 4 September 1947) was an Irish Sinn Féin politician.

He was elected as a Sinn Féin MP for the Tipperary South constituency at the 1918 general election. In January 1919, Sinn Féin MPs refused to recognise the Parliament of the United Kingdom and instead assembled at the Mansion House in Dublin as a revolutionary parliament called Dáil Éireann. He was elected unopposed as a Sinn Féin Teachta Dála (TD) for the Tipperary Mid, North and South constituency at the 1921 elections.

He opposed the Anglo-Irish Treaty and voted against it. He was re-elected for the same constituency at the 1922 general election, this time as an anti-Treaty Sinn Féin TD, but he did not take his seat in the Dáil. He did not contest the 1923 general election.

A great-grandson is the Irish historian Eunan O'Halpin.

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