Thomas Lawlor (politician)

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Thomas Lawlor (died 29 October 1945[1]) was an Irish Labour Party politician and trade union official.[2]

In 1925 the Labour Party identified high taxation as a government weakness and decided to contest the Dublin South and Dublin North by-elections. Lawlor, as general secretary of the Irish Municipal Employees Union was the candidate in Dublin South, with Denis Cullen of the Irish Bakers Union running in Dublin North.[3] Neither of them were elected.

Lawlor was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Labour Party Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin South constituency at the June 1927 general election.[2] He lost his seat at the September 1927 general election.[4] He was an unsuccessful candidate at the 1932 general election but re-gained his seat at the 1937 general election. He lost his seat again at the 1938 general election.


  1. ^ "Obituary: Mr Thomas Lawlor". Irish Times. 30 October 1945.
  2. ^ a b "Mr. Thomas Lawlor". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 11 November 2008.
  3. ^ Taxation In Irish Free State. The Times. 19 January 1925.
  4. ^ "Thomas Lawlor". Retrieved 11 November 2008.
Trade union offices
Preceded by
Dan Magee
General Secretary of the Irish Municipal Employees' Trade Union
Succeeded by
Frank Foley

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