June 1981 – November 1982
October 1961 – June 1977
October 1977 – October 1981
|Constituency||Industrial and Commercial Panel|
|Born||11 September 1920|
|Died||29 December 1984 64)(aged|
|Political party||Fine Gael|
He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fine Gael Teachta Dála (TD) for the Carlow–Kilkenny constituency at the 1961 general election. He was re-elected at each subsequent general election until his defeat at the 1977 general election. Following the loss of his Dáil seat, Governey was elected to the 14th Seanad by the Industrial and Commercial Panel, where he served from 1977 to 1981. He regained his Dáil seat at the 1981 general election, and was re-elected at the February 1982 general election, before retiring from politics at the November 1982 general election.