(Patrick) "Paudge" Brennan (18 February 1922 – 10 June 1998) was an Irish Fianna Fáil Party politician who sat for 25 years as a TD for Wicklow, was briefly a Senator. Events 3102 BC - Epoch (origin of the Kali Yuga. 1229 - The Sixth Crusade: Frederick II Holy Year 1922 ( MCMXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1190 - Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the Sally River while leading an army to Jerusalem Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Ireland ( Irish: Éire, ˈeːrʲə is a country in north-western Europe. Fianna Fáil – The Republican Party (Fianna Fáil – An Páirtí Poblachtánach shortened to Fianna Fáil ( is currently the largest Political party in the A Teachta Dála (ˈtʲaxtə ˈdɑːlə is a member of Dáil Éireann, the lower chamber of the Oireachtas (Parliament of the Republic of Ireland. Wicklow is a Constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. A senate is a Deliberative body, often the Upper house or chamber of a Legislature or Parliament.
Brennan first stood for election to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil candidate in Wicklow in the 1954 by-election created as a result of the death of his father Tom Brennan. ga '''Dáil Éireann''' ( English House of Representatives of Ireland) is the principal chamber of the Oireachtas (Irish parliament Wicklow is a Constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. While unsuccessful he was returned at the following 1954 general election, where he was elected to the 15th Dáil, and was returned at the next four general elections. The Irish general election of 1954 was held on 14 May 1954 The newly elected Members of the 15th Dáil assembled at Leinster House on 2 June when the new Taoiseach He topped the poll on each occasion and by virtue of one of the largest votes in the 1961 election managed to secure two seats for Fianna Fáil in the constituency. He was joined by his running mate Jimmy O'Toole.
He served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Local Government from 1965 until he resigned on 8th May 1970. A Minister of State (Aire Stáit in Ireland, is a ' junior minister', and is of non- Cabinet rank attached to one or more Departments of State The Minister for the Environment Heritage and Local Government (Aire Comhshaoil Oidhreacht agus Rialtais Áitiúil is the senior minister at the Department of the Environment Events 589 - Reccared summons the Third Council of Toledo 1450 - Jack Cade's Rebellion: Kentishmen Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. His resignation followed that of his boss, local government minister Kevin Boland, in sympathy with Neil Blaney and Charles Haughey, who had both been sacked from the cabinet in the Arms Crisis. Kevin Boland (Caoimhín Ó Beolláin (15 October 1917 &ndash 23 September 2001 was a senior Irish politician Neil Terence Columba Blaney (1 October 1922 &ndash 8 November 1995 was a senior Irish politician The Arms Crisis or Arms Trial ( Irish: Géarchéim na nAirm or Triail na nAirm) was a Political scandal in the Republic of Ireland
After being expelled from the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party in 1971, Brennan remained an independent and while closely aligned with Kevin Boland did not in fact join Boland's new party, Aontacht Éireann. He contested the 1973 general election as an Independent candidate, but he lost his seat to Fianna Fáil's Ciarán Murphy. The Irish general election of 1973 was held on 28 February 1973 Fianna Fáil – The Republican Party (Fianna Fáil – An Páirtí Poblachtánach shortened to Fianna Fáil ( is currently the largest Political party in the Ciarán Murphy (born 30 May 1940 is a retired Irish Fianna Fáil party politician who was a Teachta Dála (TD for Wicklow from 1973 to 1982
He subsequently rejoined Fianna Fáil, and at the 1981 general election he was elected again as TD for Wicklow. The Irish general election of 1981 was held on 11 June 1981 three weeks after the dissolution of the Dáil on 21 May He lost his seat at the February 1982 election, and was a Taoiseach's nominee to the Seanad but was re-elected to the Dáil at the November 1982 general election, ousting Ciarán Murphy. The Irish general election of February 1982 was held on 18 February 1982 three weeks after the dissolution of the Dáil on 27 January Seanad Éireann (ɕan̪ˠad̪ˠ erʲan̪ˠ English Senate of Ireland) also known unofficially as the Senate, is the Upper house of the Oireachtas The Irish general election of November 1982 was held on 24 November 1982 three weeks after the dissolution of the Dáil on 4 November Brennan retired from politics at the next election, in 1987. The Irish general election of 1987 was held on 17 February 1987 four weeks after the dissolution of the Dáil on 20 January
His father, Thomas Brennan, was Fianna Fáil TD for Wicklow from 1944–1954. Thomas Brennan (died 22 January 1953 was an Irish Fianna Fáil Party politician who sat for 9 years as a TD for Wicklow.