- Seán MacManus (Irish politician)
Seán MacManus (often incorrectly spelt Sean McManus) (born
Blacklion, County Cavan, Republic of Ireland) is an Irish Sinn Féinpolitician [ [http://www.sinnfein.ie/gaelic/elections/candidate/21 Alderman Sean MacManus] ] .
MacManusoriginally from Gubaveeney, near Blacklion, County Cavan, moved to London in the 1960s to find work, there he met and married Glenfarne, County Leitrimnative, Helen McGovern. In 1976 he returned to Ireland and settled in the Maugheraboy area of Sligo Town, County Sligoso that the boys could be educated in Ireland. [Unknown. [http://www.etext.org/Politics/AlternativeOrange/1/v1n5_fdjd.html “Sorrowful Homecoming for a Brave Young Irishman”] The Irish People 1992-02-22. Retrieved on 2007-02-22.]
MacManus is still based in Maugheraboy and was secretary of the County Sligo Anti-H-Block Committee in the 1980s. In 2000, MacManus became Mayor of Sligo, the first
Sinn FéinMayor in the Republic of Irelandsince the beginning of the The Troublesin 1969 [ [http://archives.tcm.ie/sligoweekender/2003/06/24/story13106.asp Sinn Féin mayor for Sligo] ] . He was also involved in the negotiations leading to the Good Friday Agreement.
Chris MacManus, is also a representative within Sligo Borough Council, and a member of Sinn Féin's national executive, the Ard Comhairle. His eldest son, Joseph MacManus, was killed on active service for the Provisional Irish Republican Armyin Belleek, County Fermanaghin February 1992. [ [http://www.sinnfein.ie/gaelic/elections/candidate/21 Alderman Sean MacManus] ] [ [http://www.unison.ie/sligo_champion/pictures.php3?ca=45&pi=364974&issue_id=12846 Sligo Sinn Féin man’s key role in Peace Process] ] .
* Brian Feeney, "Sinn Féin: A Hundred Turbulent Years" (2003) HB: ISBN 0299186709 PB ISBN 0299186741
* [http://www.sligoborough.ie/asp/AboutUs/MayorsSligo.asp List of Mayors of Sligo]
* [http://electionsireland.org/candidate.cfm?id=828 Seán MacManus' electoral history] (ElectionsIreland.org)]
* [http://www.seanmacmanus.com Seán MacManus Official Election Website]
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