James Larkin (Independent Fianna Fáil)

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James Larkin (22 August 1932 – 6 October 1998) was an Irish Gaelic footballer and politician. He won five Donegal Senior Football Championship medals with the Naomh Adhamhnáin club.[1] He was nominated by the Taoiseach Charles Haughey to Seanad Éireann in 1982, he served until 1983.[2] He was elected a member of the Letterkenny Urban District Council in 1967 and was chairman of the council on five occasions.[3] Larkin was founder member of Independent Fianna Fáil. He was the director of elections for Independent Fianna Fáil leader Neil Blaney.[3] His son Dessie Larkin was a Fianna Fáil member of Donegal County Council from 1999 until 2014.


  1. ^ "Death of former Donegal senator". The Irish Times. 29 September 1998.
  2. ^ "James Larkin". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 13 April 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Death of Former Members: Expressions of Sympathy". Houses of the Oireachtas. 14 October 1998. Retrieved 13 April 2009.