Liam Ó Buachalla

Liam Ó Buachalla

Infobox Minister
name = Senator Liam Ó Buachalla

office = Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann
term_start = 14 August 1951
term_end = 1954
predecessor = Timothy O'Donovan
successor = Patrick Baxter
office2 = Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann
predecessor2 = Patrick Baxter
successor2 = Michael Yeats
term_start2 = 22 May 1957
term_end2 = 1969
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birth_date = 1899
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death_date = 15 October 1970
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party = Fianna Fáil
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Liam Ó Buachalla (1899 – 15 October 1970)cite web |url= |title=Mr. Liam Ó Buachalla |work=Oireachtas Members Database |accessdate=2008-02-17] is a former Fianna Fáil politician from County Galway in Ireland. He was a senator from 1939 to 1969, and was twice elected as Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann.

A Professor of Economics at University College Galway (UCG), Ó Buachalla was nominated by the Taoiseach Éamon de Valera to the 3rd Seanad in 1939, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Colonel Maurice Moore.1948 general election, the new Fine Gael Taoiseach was unlikely to reappoint him, and he was elected to the 6th Seanad on the Cultural and Educational Panel. He was re-elected five times, until he stood down at the 1969 Seanad election.

He was Cathaoirleach (speaker) of the Seanad from 1951 to 1954, and from 1957 to 1969, and also served as Leas Cathaoirleach (deputy speaker) from 1954 to 1957.


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