Kevin Barry Cumann

The Kevin Barry Cumann is the branch of the Fianna Fáil political party in University College Dublin. The society, or cumann predates the founding of Ógra Fianna Fáil which was established in 1974 and has records of being active dating to as early as 1948 when Seán Lemass addressed the cumann [Tom Garvin, Preventing The Future: Why was Ireland so poor for so long? (Gill & Macmillan, Dublin, 2004) paperback. pp.225 ISBN 0-7171-3970-0] . The cumann formally dates to 1957 when led by Gerard Collins, then a student organiser in UCD and later the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and MEP. The Cumann is named after Kevin Barry (1902-1920), a former medical student of the University who fought and was executed during the Irish War of Independence. It is the largest cumann in Fianna Fáil, with 517 registered members for the academic year 2006-07.

Members

Prominent Fianna Fáil members who were members of the Cumann include current European Commissioner Charlie McCreevy, current Irish government ministers Dick Roche and Mary Coughlan, and RTÉ presenter Ryan Tubridy, among others. Prominent figures, including successive party leaders and taoisigh Jack Lynch, Charles Haughey, Albert Reynolds and Bertie Ahern, and others such as former Tánaiste Brian Lenihan, Snr and most cabinet ministers since 1957, have addressed Cumann meetings. The author and former political lobbyist Frank Dunlop was a member. The Cumann is run by an officer board elected by members annually at its Annual General Meeting. It is usually the largest student political organisation in UCD.

Past Cumann Chairs

* 1957-62 Gerard Collins
* 1962-63 John Rochford
* 1963-64 Gordon Colleary
* 1964-65 Gerard Collins
* 1965-66 Edward Lalor
* 1966-67 Desmond Houlihan
* 1967-68 Gerard White
* 1968-69 James Shannon
* 1969-70 Cathal Brugha [http://mis.ucd.ie/Members/cbrugha/ Official Profile]
* 1970-71 Hugh O'Donnell
* 1971-72 Joseph Geoghan
* 1972-73 Declan Cooney
* 1973-74 Robert Laird
* 1974-75 Gerald Caulfield
* 1975-76 Gearóid Ó Caoimh
* 1976-77 Mark Shakespeare
* 1977-78 Rory Fanning
* 1978-79 Cian Ó Tighearnaigh
* 1979-80 Anne Gaffey
* 1980-81 Daithí Ó Lionsigh
* 1981-82 Michael O'Connor
* 1982-83 Torlach Denihan
* 1983-84 Conor Lenihan - [http://www.fiannafail.ie/person.phpx?pid=29&bid=29&rel=TD&aid=122/ Official Profile]
* 1984-85 Joseph Barnes
* 1985-86 Fergal O'Rourke
* 1986-87 Jeremy Doyle
* 1987-88 Garret Breen
* 1988-89 Graham Hanlon
* 1989-90 Timmy Dooley - [http://www.fiannafail.ie/person.phpx?pid=170&bid=409&rel=TD&aid=131/ Official Profile]
* 1990-91 David Harmon
* 1991-92 Liam Kelly
* 1992-93 John Menton
* 1993-94 Tiernan Brady
* 1994-95 Lisa McDonald - [http://www.fiannafail.ie/person.phpx?pid=217&bid=564&rel=Senator&aid=16/ Official Profile]
* 1995-96 Michael Smith
* 1996-97 Liam Dockery
* 1998-99 Éamonn Ó Lionnáin
* 1999-00 Michael Shovlin
* 2000-01 Gearóid O'Connor
* 2001-02 Róisín Tierney-Crowe
* 2002-03 Cathal Lee
* 2003-04 Gregg O'Neill
* 2004-05 Niamh Mulholland
* 2005-06 Peter Doris
* 2006-07 James Carroll
* 2007-08 Brian Doyle
* 2008- Conor King

Other Third Level Cumainn

**Cumann De Barra, NUIG
**Donogh O'Malley Cumann, UCC
**Padraig Pearse Cumann, DCU
**Con Cobert Cumann, UL
**Wolfe Tone Cumann, TCD
**NUIM

References

External links

* [http://www.kbc.ie/ Kevin Barry Cumann]
* [http://www.ogra.ie/ Ógra Website]


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