Seán Fallon (politician)

Seán Fallon (26 September 1937 4 July 1995)[1] was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician from Athlone in County Westmeath.

A member of Westmeath County Council and Athlone Urban District Council for nearly forty years from 1967,[2] he was a senator from 1981 to 1995, and Cathaoirleach (chairman) of Seanad Éireann from 1992[3] until his death.[4]

He was first elected in 1981, to the 15th Seanad, on the Industrial and Commercial Panel, and was returned to the Seanad in subsequent elections until his death.[5]


  1. "Sean Fallon". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 30 January 2008.
  2. "Seanad Éireann, Volume 144, 4 July 1995, Death of Cathaoirleach: Expression of Sympathy". Oireachtas Official Report. Retrieved 30 January 2008.
  3. "Official Report (Seanad), Volume 131, 23 January 1992, Election of Cathaoirleach". Oireachtas. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2008.
  4. "Seanad Éireann, Volume 144, 4 July 1995, Announcement by Cléireach an tSeanaid of Vacancy in the Office of Cathaoirleach". Oireachtas Official Report. Retrieved 30 January 2008.
  5. "Election record: Sean Fallon". Retrieved 30 January 2008.
Preceded by
Seán Doherty
Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann
Succeeded by
Liam Naughten

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