Desmond Governey

Desmond Governey (11 September 1920 – 29 December 1984) was an Irish Fine Gael politician who represented Carlow–Kilkenny as a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1961 to 1977 and from 1981 to 1982.[1]

Desmond Governey
Teachta Dála
In office
June 1981  November 1982
In office
October 1961  June 1977
In office
October 1977  October 1981
ConstituencyIndustrial and Commercial Panel
Personal details
Born(1920-09-11)11 September 1920
Died29 December 1984(1984-12-29) (aged 64)
Political partyFine 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.[2] 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.[2]

He was educated at Castleknock College and was in government under his former school mate Liam Cosgrave.


  1. "Desmond Governey". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  2. "Desmond Governey". Retrieved 11 January 2011.

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