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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Members of the Fifth Dáil - Daniel McMenamin

Daniel McMenamin (1 March 1882 – Date of death unknown) was an Irish politician and barrister. McMenamin first stood for election at the 1918 general election as an Irish Parliamentary Party candidate for the Donegal West constituency but was defeated by Sinn Féin's Joseph Sweeney. He stood as an independent candidate at the 1923 general election but was not elected. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a National League Party Teachta Dála (TD) for the Donegal constituency at the June 1927 general election. He did not contest the September 1927 general election.

He was elected as a Cumann na nGaedheal TD at the 1932 and 1933 general elections. At the 1937 general election he was re-elected as a Fine Gael TD for Donegal East. He was re-elected at each general election until he retired at the 1961 general election. He served as Leas-Cheann Comhairle (Deputy Speaker) during the 12th Dáil from 1944–48.

His daughter Rosaleen Linehan is a famous stage and screen actress in Ireland.

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