Daniel McCarthy (politician)

Daniel McCarthy (22 January 1883 – 2 March 1957) was an Irish politician.[1] McCarthy was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Sinn Féin Teachta Dála (TD) at the 1921 elections for the Dublin South constituency.[2] He subsequently went on to support the Anglo-Irish Treaty, becoming a member of Cumann na nGaedheal when the party was founded.

McCarthy joined the government of W. T. Cosgrave as Parliamentary Secretary to the President (Chief Whip) in 1922, being the first person to hold that post. He served in that post until 1924. He resigned from the Dáil on 30 October 1924 and subsequently retired from politics.[2] He was President of the Gaelic Athletic Association from 1921 to 1924.


  1. "Daniel McCarthy". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  2. "Daniel McCarthy". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
New constituency Teachta Dála for Dublin South
Succeeded by
Thomas Hennessy
(Cumann na nGaedheal)
Political offices
New office Government Chief Whip
Succeeded by
James Dolan
Sporting positions
Preceded by
James Nowlan
President of the Gaelic Athletic Association
Succeeded by
Patrick Breen

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