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Sir Anthony Charles Esmonde, 15th Baronet of the Esmonde Baronets, (18 January 1899 – 1 January 1981) was an Irish Fine Gael politician and farmer. His father was Dr. John Joseph Esmonde.

Esmomde first stood for Dáil Éireann at the 1943 general election, as a Fine Gael candidate for the Tipperary constituency, but was unsuccessful.

He did not stand again until the 1951 general election, when he was returned to the 14th Dáil for the Wexford constituency. He was re-elected at five successive elections until he retired from the Dáil at the 1973 general election.

He served as a member of the first Irish delegation as Members of the European Parliament from Jan–Feb 1973.

His eldest brother was Sir John Esmonde, 14th Baronet and his second elder brother Lt. Geoffrey Esmonde (1897–1916) was killed in action in World War I serving with the 4th Tyneside Irish Brigade of the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. His half-brother Eugene Esmonde was awarded a VC posthumously in 1942 during World War II.

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Baronetage of Ireland
Preceded by
John Lymbrick Esmonde
(of Clonegall)
Succeeded by
John Henry Grattan Esmonde


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