James O'Reilly (Irish politician)

James O'Reilly (Irish politician)

James O'Reilly was a nationalist politician in Ireland.

O'Reilly was an activist in the Nationalist Party and was elected to Kilkeel Rural District Council. He stood unsuccessfully for the Irish Anti-Partition League in the Armagh by-election, 1948.Brendan Lynn, "Holding the Ground: The Nationalist Party in Northern Ireland, 1945 - 72" (1997), ISBN 1855219808]

O'Reilly was elected in the Northern Ireland general election, 1958, representing Mourne, holding the seat until the abolition of the Parliament of Northern Ireland in 1972. [http://www.election.demon.co.uk/stormont/biographies.html Biographies of Members of the Northern Ireland House of Commons] ] He became prominent in the 1960s, when he tried to have Orange Order parades through Kilkeel rerouted.

From February to April 1966 and February 1967 to February 1969, he was the Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker of the Northern Ireland House of Commons. After the Northern Ireland general election, 1969, he served as the whip of the Opposition Alliance, before succeeding Roderick O'Connor as Nationalist Party whip. He was invited to join the Social Democratic and Labour Party on its formation, but chose to remain a Nationalist Party member.

O'Reilly stood unsuccessfully in South Down at the Northern Ireland Assembly election, 1973.


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