FORMER TD HARRY BLANEY DIES

first_imgHarry Blaney was responsible for the Blaney Bridge. Picture by Francis Diver, Tirconail Tribune.FORMER DONEGAL TD Harry Blaney has died.Mr Blaney was 85 and passed away at Letterkenny General Hospital last night.He was a son of Neal Blaney, who was a TD from 1927 to 1948. Mr Blaney was elected to Dáil Éireann in 1997 after defeating Fine Gael’s Paddy Harte and retired at age 74 at the 2002 general election after serving one term.At grassroots level he worked tireless at county council level and served on numerous committees.His son Niall was then a TD in the 28th and 29th Dail.Harry Blaney’s support for the 1997 Ahern government led to the construction of the Harry Blaney Bridge, which opened in 2009 to link the Rosguill and Fanad peninsulas across Mulroy Bay. The former Independent Fianna Fail man’s death comes just a few weeks after the death of Bernard McGlinchey. FORMER TD HARRY BLANEY DIES was last modified: April 29th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FORMER TD HARRY BLANEY DIESlast_img