Michael Keyes

Michael J. Keyes (1886–1959) was an Irish Labour Party politician. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann on his second attempt in 1927 as a Labour Party Teachta Dála (TD) for the Limerick constituency.[1] He lost his seat in the second election in 1927 and failed to be elected at the 1932 general election, however, he returned to the Dáil at the 1933 general election. In 1949 he joined the Cabinet of John A. Costello replacing the recently deceased Timothy J. Murphy and serving as Minister for Local Government from 1949–1951. He served in government again between 1954 and 1957, serving as Minister for Posts and Telegraphs. Keyes fought his last election in 1954 and subsequently retired from the Dáil.[2] He also served as Mayor of Limerick.[3]


  1. "Mr. Michael Keyes". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
  2. "Michael Keyes". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
  3. "Michael Keyes". AskAboutIreland.ie. Retrieved 4 January 2011.
Political offices
Preceded by
William Norton
Minister for Local Government
Succeeded by
Paddy Smith
Preceded by
Erskine H. Childers
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs
Succeeded by
Neil Blaney
Preceded by
Michael Colgan
President of the Irish Trade Union Congress
Succeeded by
Robert Getgood
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