Neil Blaney

Neil Terence Columba Blaney (1 October 1922 – 8 November 1995)[1] was an Irish politician. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 1948 as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) representing Donegal East.[2] Blaney served as Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (1957), Minister for Local Government (1957–1966) and Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries (1966–1970). He was Father of the Dáil from 1987 until his death.

Neil T. Blaney
Blaney in 1990
Father of the Dáil
In office
17 February 1987  8 November 1995
Preceded byOliver J. Flanagan
Succeeded byPaddy Harte
Seán Treacy
Séamus Pattison
Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries
In office
11 November 1966  7 May 1970
TaoiseachJack Lynch
Preceded byCharles Haughey
Succeeded byJim Gibbons
Minister for Local Government
In office
27 November 1957  10 November 1966
TaoiseachSeán Lemass
Preceded byPaddy Smith
Succeeded byKevin Boland
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs
In office
20 March 1957  4 December 1957
TaoiseachSeán Lemass
Preceded byMichael Keyes
Succeeded byJohn Ormonde
Teachta Dála
In office
7 December 1948  8 November 1995
ConstituencyDonegal East,
Donegal North-East,
Member of the European Parliament
In office
7 June 1979  24 June 1984
In office
15 June 1989  9 June 1994
Personal details
Born(1922-10-01)1 October 1922
Fanad, County Donegal, Ireland
Died8 November 1995(1995-11-08) (aged 73)
Dublin, Ireland
Political partyIndependent Fianna Fáil (1970–1995),
Fianna Fáil (until 1970)
Spouse(s)Eva Corduff