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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Members of the Twelfth Dáil - Walter Furlong

Walter Furlong (1 September 1893 – 11 December 1973) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was elected on his second attempt, to Dáil Éireann as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork Borough constituency at the 1944 general election. He lost his Dáil seat at the 1948 general election, and was an unsuccessful candidate at the 1951 general election.

Furlong also served as Lord Mayor of Cork in 1951. He was a Cork City Councillor 1935 - 1945, (books missing 1952 - 1956) 1957, 1958 and Alderman 1946 - 1950.

According to his death notice, Furlong was in "G" Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Cork Brigade, Old I.R.A. in 1916, and had been interned on Bere Island, released on the signing of the Truce.

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