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Sunday, February 26, 2012
Members of the Ninth Dáil - Cormac Breslin
Cormac Breslin (Irish: Cormac Ua
Breisleán; 25 April 1902 – 23 January 1978) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He
was born in Gweedore, County Donegal. He was
educated at St. Eunan's College, Letterkenny. He was first elected to the Dáil in
1937 as a Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal
West. He was re-elected at every election until his retirement in 1977. He
served as Ceann
Comhairle (chairman) of Dáil Éireann from 1967 to 1973. He is
credited for bringing the Industrial Estate to Gweedore, a source of employment in his local parish. He was survived by his wife, Antoinnette (née
Willman) and their nine children.