The death has occurred today of former Irish Labour Party politician Mr John Joseph Ryan of 26 St Patrick’s Terrace and late of 91 Silver Street, Nenagh, at the age of 86.
John J. Ryan (born 17 June 1927) was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1973 General Election, as a Labour Party Teachta Dála (TD) for the constituency of Tipperary North.
Mr Ryan was re-elected at each subsequent General Election before eventually losing his seat in 1987. He was elected to the Industrial and Commercial Panel of the 19th Seanad in 1989. During the 1992 General Election he again re-gained his Dáil seat, representing Tipperary North. Mr Ryan also served as Leas-Cheann Comhairle (Deputy Chairman) of the Dáil from 1982 until 1987. He retired officially from politics in 1997.
Mr Ryan’s passing is deeply regretted by his loving wife Ina and his beloved children Gerry, Diane and Paula, his sister Ann, grandchildren Aoife, Niamh and Elaine, nephews and nieces, cousins, neighbours, relatives and many friends.
Reposing at Ryan’s funeral home in Nenagh, tomorrow Friday, from 5.00pm with removal at 7.00pm, arriving at St Mary of The Rosary Church, Nenagh, at 7.30pm. Following Requiem Mass on Saturday at 12.00 noon, his body will be buried afterwards in Lisboney, (new cemetery) Nenagh.
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