Robert Keating

This article is about the Irish politician. For the baseball player, see Bob Keating. For the American diplomat, see Robert Brendon Keating.

Robert Keating was an Irish politician from Cashel in County Tipperary.[1][2]

He was elected at the 1847 general election as a Member of Parliament (MP) for County Waterford,[3] as a Repeal Association candidate.[4] The Times newspaper of London reported that at the time of his election he was employed by the Board of Works a rate of 7s/6d per day, claiming that this proved "beyond a shadow of a doubt" that he was unqualified to be an MP.[5]

He did not defend the seat at the 1852 general election, but stood instead as an Irish Liberal Party candidate in Waterford City. He won that seat,[1] and held it until 1857, when he did not stand again.[4]


  1. 1 2 The London Gazette: no. 21354. p. 2363. 31 August 1852. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  2. Thom's Directory of Ireland. Dublin: Alexander Thom. 1850. p. 543. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  3. The London Gazette: no. 20775. p. 3372. 21 September 1847. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
  4. 1 2 Walker, Brian M., ed. (1978). Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland 1801–1922. A New History of Ireland. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. pp. 318–9. ISBN 0901714127. ISSN 0332-0286.
  5. "Dublin, August 30". The Times. London: The Times Digital Archive. 1 September 1847. p. 6. Retrieved 25 May 2014.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hon. Robert Carew
William Villiers-Stuart
Member of Parliament for County Waterford
1847 1852
With: Nicholas Mahon Power
Succeeded by
John Esmonde
Nicholas Mahon Power
Preceded by
Henry Barron
Thomas Meagher
Member of Parliament for Waterford City
1852 1857
With: Thomas Meagher
Succeeded by
Thomas Meagher
Michael D. Hassard

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