Teachta Dala

Teachta Dala (TD)

a member of DAIL EIREANN, the lower house of the Irish Parliament.
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But from 1954 to 1957 the university-educated schoolteacher also managed to be a Labour Teachta Dala, a member of the Irish Parliament.
A passionate participant in Ireland's Easter Rising, English spent six months in Galway Jail for possessing nationalistic literature and was elected as a Teachta Dala in 1921.
By far the most considered speech was the carefully scripted contribution made by Jimmy Deenihan, the Kerry Teachta Dala currently in the cabinet and at that time occupying the position of Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry which was then headed by Minister Ivan Yates, who had a keen personal interest in the sport.