Daniel McMenamin

Daniel McMenamin (1 March 1882 – 13 February 1964) was an Irish politician. A barrister by profession, McMenamin first stood for election at the 1918 general election as an Irish Parliamentary Party candidate for the Donegal West constituency but was defeated by Sinn Féin's Joseph Sweeney. He stood as an independent candidate at the 1923 general election but was not elected. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a National League Party Teachta Dála (TD) for the Donegal constituency at the June 1927 general election. He did not contest the September 1927 general election.[1]

He was elected as a Cumann na nGaedheal TD at the 1932 and 1933 general elections. At the 1937 general election he was re-elected as a Fine Gael TD for Donegal East.[2] He was re-elected at each general election until he retired at the 1961 general election. He served as Leas-Cheann Comhairle (Deputy Chairman) during the 12th Dáil from 1944 to 1948.

McMenamin died on 13 February 1964 in Sandymount, Dublin.[3]

His daughter Rosaleen Linehan is a famous stage and screen actress in Ireland.


  1. "Daniel McMenamin". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 13 December 2008.
  2. "Daniel McMenamin". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 13 December 2008.
  3. "General Registrar's Office" (PDF). IrishGenealogy.ie. Retrieved 23 January 2017.

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