John Browne (Fine Gael politician)

John Browne (1 October 1936 – 27 March 2019)[1] was an Irish Fine Gael politician, who served as a Senator and later as a TD for the Carlow–Kilkenny constituency.[2]


A former teacher, he was appointed to Seanad Éireann in 1983 by the Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald, but he was not returned again after Fine Gael lost power at the 1987 general election.

Browne was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1989 general election and retained his seat at the 1992 and 1997 general elections, before retiring at the 2002 general election.[3]

His son Fergal Browne is a former Senator.[4]

See also


  1. Hassett, Darren (27 March 2019). "Tributes paid to former Carlow/Kilkenny TD as funeral details announced". CarlowLive. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  2. "John Browne". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  3. "John Browne". Retrieved 4 May 2013.
  4. "Fergal Browne". Retrieved 21 January 2010.

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