Saturday, April 16, 2011
Members of the Fourth Dáil - Richard O'Connell
Richard O'Connell (13 March 1892 – 1 October 1964) was an Irish Cumann na nGaedhael politician. A former Army officer, he was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Cumann na nGaedhael Teachta Dála (TD) for the Limerick constituency at a by-election on 28 May 1924. He was re-elected at the June 1927 and September 1927 general elections but lost his seat at the 1932 general election. He stood again at the 1933 general election but was not elected. His nephew Tom O'Donnell was a TD for Limerick East from 1961–87 and his grand-nephew Kieran O'Donnell is currently a TD for Limerick East.