Peter Hughes (Irish politician)

Peter Hughes (died 24 June 1954) was an Irish politician.[1] He was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1921 general election as a Sinn Féin Teachta Dála (TD) for Louth–Meath.

As a supporter of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 he later went on to join Cumann na nGaedheal. He was appointed to the Cabinet in 1924, serving as Minister for Defence until 1927. Although he was a member of the government he lost his Dáil seat at the June 1927 general election, and failed to be elected in the two subsequent general elections.[2]


  1. "Peter Hughes". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  2. "Peter Hughes". Retrieved 21 June 2011.
Political offices
Preceded by
W. T. Cosgrave
Minister for Defence
Succeeded by
Desmond FitzGerald

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