Rory Kiely

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Rory Kiely (born 1 May 1934) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician. Kiely was an unsuccessful candidate for the Dáil at the 1969 general election for the Limerick West.[1] Kiely was first elected in 1977, to the 14th Seanad. He was re-elected by the Agricultural Panel to every subsequent Seanad, except for the short-lived 16th Seanad in 1982, until he retired in 2007. He was the Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann from 2002 to 2007.[2]

Born in Feenagh, Kilmallock, County Limerick, he still lives in the area. A farmer, he is married to Eileen Kiely (née O'Connor) and has two sons and two daughters. He was educated at C.B.S. Charleville, County Cork and University College Cork (Diploma - Social and Rural Science).

He is a trustee of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and has been a member of Munster Council GAA since 1982.


  1. ^ "Mr. Rory Kiely". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Rory Kiely". Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
Preceded by
Brian Mullooly
Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann
Succeeded by
Pat Moylan
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