Peter Sands (politician)

For other people named Peter Sands, see Peter Sands (disambiguation).

Peter Sands (1 May 1924 – 17 October 2015) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who briefly served as a member of the 22nd Seanad Éireann.[1] He was nominated by the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, on 23 June 2007, to fill a vacancy left by the election of Brendan Kenneally to the Dáil at the 2007 general election.[2] He was not nominated to the 23rd Seanad.

Sands was a lifelong trade unionist and former president of the Local Government and Public Services Union. He was a director of elections for Fianna Fáil in County Louth.

Sands died on 17 October 2015.[3]


  1. "Mr. Peter Sands". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 12 April 2009.
  2. Sheahan, Fionnan (23 June 2007). "A plum post for one of Bertie's closest friends". Irish Independent. Retrieved 28 June 2007.
  3. "Peter Sands lived dozens of lives in one". Irish Independent. 24 October 2015. Retrieved 28 December 2015.

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