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Mary Reynolds (10 October 1889 ‚Äď 29 August 1974) was an Irish politician, farmer and grocer from County Leitrim.[1]

She was first elected to D√°il √Čireann as a Cumann na nGaedhael Teachta D√°la (TD) at the 1932 general election for the Leitrim‚ÄďSligo constituency. Her husband Patrick Reynolds had been a TD for the same constituency in the 6th D√°il, but was fatally shot during the 1932 general election campaign. The election was postponed, and Mary won the seat, serving in the D√°il for 25 years.[2]

She lost her seat at the 1933 general election but was elected for the Leitrim constituency at the 1937 general election as a Fine Gael TD. She represented the Sligo‚ÄďLeitrim constituency from 1948 until her retirement at the 1961 general election.[3]

She had seven children, including her son Pat Joe, who was a Fine Gael TD and senator, as was his son Gerry.

See also


  1. ^ "Ms. Mary Reynolds". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 19 February 2008.  
  2. ^ McNamara, Maedhbh; Mooney, Paschal (2000). Women in Parliament: Ireland 1918-2000. Wolfhound Press, Dublin. p. 91. ISBN 0863277594.  
  3. ^ "Mary Reynolds". Retrieved 19 February 2008.  


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