Des Hanafin

Desmond A. Hanafin (9 September 1930 – 22 June 2017) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served for over 30 years as a member of Seanad Éireann.[1] (1969–93 and 1997–2002). He opposed social liberalisation, particularly the legalisation of abortion, divorce and same-sex marriage, and was one of the founders of the anti-abortion advocacy group, Pro Life Campaign.

Des Hanafin
Senator
In office
1997–2002
In office
1969–1993
ConstituencyLabour Panel
Personal details
Born(1930-09-09)9 September 1930
Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland
Died22 June 2017(2017-06-22) (aged 86)
NationalityIrish
Political partyFianna Fáil
ChildrenJohn Hanafin, Mary Hanafin