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St. Patrick's Association
101 Broadway, Emmetsburg, Iowa 50536
(712) 852-4326

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Emmetsburg's Guest Dignitary 
Alderman John Dennehy T.D.,




Alderman Dennehy, was elected to the Dail at the 1987,1989 and 1997 General Elections. Deputy Dennehy is vice-chairman of the Dail's Public Accounts Committee. He is a member of the Government Whip on it's Finance and Public Services Committee and a member of the Health Committee. He was Assistant Government Chief Whip from 1989/1992 and Co-Chairman of a committee of the British/Irish Inter-Parliamentary Body for the same period.

Dennehy was educated at Scoil Chriost Ri in Cork. At Sharman Crawford Technical Institute and Cork College of Commerce. Prior to becoming a full-time politician, he worked as an Engineering Supervisor in the Irish Steel Company.

Dennehy is a member and Alderman of Cork City Corporation since 1974. In local government, he has an unequalled election record, being the poll topper in four of his five elections to date. He is leader of the Fianna Fail party and the major Government party on the city council. He was Lord Mayor of Cork in 1983/1984. His special interests are Health, Finance, Planning and Community Developement.

Dennehy has served the city of Cork as a member of The Board of Governors of University College Cork, as a Director of Cork Opera House, a member of the Cork/Kerry Regional Authority and on numerous other external bodies.

Dennehy and his wife, Phil, have 5 sons a 2 daughters. John says politics is his hobby as well as his profession but he has a great interest in Fishing and attending Gaelic Football and Hurling games and reading. His major sporting interest was as a racing cyclist with the famous Blarney A.C.C.

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