Liam Naughten

Liam Anthony Naughten (30 May 1944 – 16 November 1996) was an Irish Fine Gael politician who served as Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann from 1995 to 1996. He was a Senator for the Agricultural Panel from 1977 to 1982 and 1989 to 1996. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Roscommon constituency from 1982 to 1989.[1]

Liam Naughten
Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann
In office
12 July 1995  16 November 1996
Preceded bySeán Fallon
Succeeded byBrian Mullooly
In office
30 November 1992  16 November 1996
In office
4 July 1977  27 February 1982
ConstituencyAgricultural Panel
Teachta Dála
In office
February 1982  June 1989
Personal details
Born(1944-05-30)30 May 1944
Roscommon, Ireland
Died16 November 1996(1996-11-16) (aged 52)
Galway, Ireland
Political partyFine Gael
Spouse(s)Helen Keogh
Children8, including Denis
Alma materNUI Galway

A farmer, he first contested the 1977 general election for the Roscommon–Leitrim constituency, but he was not elected. He was again unsuccessful at the 1981 general election, but was elected to the 15th Seanad for the Agricultural Panel.

He was finally elected to Dáil Éireann at the February 1982 general election for the Roscommon constituency and held his seat until losing it at the 1989 general election to Fine Gael running-mate John Connor. He was again elected to the Seanad and retained this seat after again failing to be elected for Longford–Roscommon at the 1992 general election.[2]

In 1995, when Fine Gael formed a Government, Naughten became Cathaoirleach of the Seanad.

Liam Naughten died in a traffic accident in November 1996. His son Denis Naughten, aged 24, was elected in a by-election to fill his Seanad seat and was elected to the Dáil in the 1997 general election.

See also


  1. "Liam Naughten". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 3 March 2013.
  2. "Liam Naughten". Retrieved 3 March 2013.
Preceded by
Seán Fallon
Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann
Succeeded by
Brian Mullooly

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