SEE ALSO 1913-1922 Military History




Andrew Treacy, Labour Party, Roscommon, candidate in 1954 general election




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Austin William Treacy (1955-) OBE, of Belfast, Governor in the Northern Ireland Prison Service


Austin Treacy has worked in the Prison Service for over 30 years and is highly respected as an innovative leader with a passion for rehabilitation and intergenerational crime. 


The 2016 award recognised his work to transform Hydebank Wood from a Young Offenders Centre into a secure college, a first anywhere in the UK or Ireland. The centre is now called a college and the word ‘prisoner’ has been changed to ‘student’. They conduct many meetings, including ones with the community agencies in Hydebank’s cafe that is right in the middle of the college. It is operated by students who are called the cabin crew, who gain hospitality skills, real and definite skills and certificates to take out with them.


2017 Order of the British Empire (OBE), for services to reducing re-offending and to community safety.

2016 Inspirational Leadership award


2017 Governor of HMP Magilligan

2014 Governor at Hydebank Wood Prison and Young Offenders Centre in Belfast.

2011 Deputy governor of Maghaberry Prison.

2007 Governor at Hydebank Wood.



January 2017 Austin Treacy, Governor of HMP Magilligan and Justice Minister Claire Sugden



General Benjamin Franklin Tracy (April 26, 1830 – August 6, 1915) was a United States political figure who served as Secretary of the Navy from 1889 through 1893, during the administration of U.S. President Benjamin Harrison.






Blaise Treacy, b. 1935, m. Imelda Laverty, four sons Eamon, Blaise jnr, Patrick and Daragh and one daughter Sr. Orla [see below]; educated at St. Joseph’s Academy Kildare & Institute of Public Administration Dip. Admin.; 1966-1973 Town Clerk Carlow UDC, 1973-1974 Town Clerk Dundalk UDC, 1976-1978 County Secretary Kerry CC, 1978-1984 Assistant County Manager Clare CC, 1985-199? County Manager & County Development Team Wicklow 1985-2000, Director and founder member Wicklow County Tourism Company Ltd.; Member 1991 Tiglin Advisory Committee (Adventure Centre Ashford), IDA Dublin, East Regional Small Industries Board, Cospoir & Board of Horizon Radio (North Wicklow Community Broadcasting Co-Operative Society Ltd). In 2000, he was Director of East Coast Radio Limited, Wicklow Film Commission, Wicklow County Enterprise Board, Wicklow Enterprise Park, Chairman of Wicklow Enterprise Park. In 2010, he had been Chairman of East Coast Radio since the stations inception 20 years ago. Member of Leopardstown Racing Club & Delgany Golf Club. [See Tipperary and Dublin]


20-04-2016 Blaise Treacy Wicklow Enterprise Park






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Brian Treacy of Tipperary (1998-)



Education Officer, University College Dublin Students Union (UCDSU) and UCD Board


Brian Treay from Tipperary. I came up to Dublin in 2016 to study Social Science (majoring in Sociology and Social Policy) and I have just graduated from UCD with a 1st Class Honours 2020.



Brendan Treacy, Chairman of the Kilkenny City Vintners 2008


Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross officers who died in service

Constable BN Treacey 22.11.86



Cathal Treacy, of Ardnacrusha, Co Clare and Limerick, 6 March 2014, President of Limerick Chamber


Married to Orla, they have two children. Cathal is a member of the Munster Rugby Supporters Club and is a keen golfer.


Partner at Deloitte Ireland. Joined Deloitte in Dublin in 1998 moving to Deloitte in Limerick in 2000. In 2006, was promoted to Partner and is responsible for a large portfolio of indigenous, multinational and listed clients. From 1992 to 1998 Audit Supervisor at Ernst & Young

Education: Business Studies, University of Limerick, St. Clements College, Limerick




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Ciarán Tracey, of Leitrim, Árd Comhairle of AONTÚ



2022 Deputy Peadar Tóibín, T.D., Founder and Party Leader of AONTÚ, with Ciarán Tracey Árd Comhairle.




Clare Treacy

Chairperson, National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI)

Irish Nurses Organisation (INO)


In June 2010, Clare became the chairperson of NWCI. She has been a member of the NWCI Executive Board since 2004, and was reelected for a third term in 2008. She is a registered general and psychiatric nurse and has been the Director of Social Policy with the Irish Nurses Organisation (INO) since 2008. She has many years experience of working in trade unions, both in Australia and Ireland and is currently a member of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions Executive Council, and Chair of ICTU's Women's Committee. She has a post-graduate diploma in equality studies and industrial relations and also holds a Masters in Equality Studies for which the topic of her thesis was gender issues in nursing.















Craig Paul Tracey (1974-), Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for North Warwickshire 2015, whose family came from Ireland.


He was born on the 21 August 1974 in Durham, the son of Edward C Tracey and Joyce Alderson.


Craig Tracey (North Warwickshire) (Con): "Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for giving me the opportunity to make my maiden speech...My own route into politics was not exactly a traditional one. Until recently, I subscribed to the thoughts of the eminent historical figure Blackadder that “Wanting to be a politician should actually ban you for life from ever being one.” I grew up in the renowned Conservative heartland that is Durham city and attended the local comprehensive, Framwellgate Moor. My dad was one of 15 children and moved from Ireland in 1960s, when he met my mum in London. They moved back to her native north-east and eventually set up and built their own business, which they have now run for over 40 years, employing many local people in the process. It was from them that I learned the Conservative belief of aspiration, and that with hard work and resilience almost anything is possible. They inspired and encouraged me to start my own business at 21, and it is some testament to them, and to the tolerance of the British people, that I still ran that business until I was elected to the House just a few weeks ago."




Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Insurance, which is supported by Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). Mr Tracey’s background and knowledge of financial services shone through as he addressed the audience gathered in Parliament’s Terrace Pavilion, where he was joined by speakers Shayne Halfpenny-Ray of the CII and Seth Williams from the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (since July 2015), Craig Tracey does not chair at this time.


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Phone : 020 7219 5646

Email : craig.tracey.mp@parliament.uk


76 Station Street, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 1BU

Phone : 01827 715243










Daniel Tracey (c1795-1832), physician, journalist and politician.

The details of his life in Ireland are sketchy. According to Mullally, the following account was printed in The Vindicator in 1833 after his death. He was born in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, in May, 1795, the son of Michael Tracey, a merchant and ??? Mainfold of Erescourt, Birr Co. Offaly. He was orphaned at a young age and an uncle on his father’s side raised him and a brother and sister. At the age of ten he was removed from a seminary in his native town to a school in Clonmel. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and after graduation studied medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin. He practised medi­cine in Dublin for several years; but in 1825 he emigrated to Canada with his brother and sister. According to Reynolds, Dr. Daniel Tracey (who changed the spelling of the name) was of an Irish branch of the well-known English family, and by much the eldest of four orphaned children, a graduate of Trinity College and of its medical school, he was a practicing physician residing in Offaly county, Ireland, when the accidental death by drowning of a younger brother, to whom he was fondly attached, led him to decide on a change of residence to Canada. After a shipwreck in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, he arrived in Montreal in the year 1825, having with him his brother, John, then a lad of fourteen years, and his sister, Ann, aged fifteen. The Trinity College record is as follows: Daniel Tracey, Pen. (Mr Morris), Dec 5, 1814, aged 20; R.C., s. of Denis, Mercator; b. King’s Co. (Offaly). A French reference states that his father was Denys (Denis) Tracey a merchant of Offaly and his mother Anne Manford.

His life in Canada is well documented. He began the practise of his profession in Montreal in 1825 and lived in either on St. James Street or in the then St. Antoine Suburbs. In 1828 he established the Vindicator, a Reform newspaper, and became its editor. When news of O’Connell's electoral victory arrived in Lower Canada in September 1828 Tracey organized the province’s first Friends of Ireland Society. In May 1832, he was elected to represent the west ward of Montreal in the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada. He died of cholera in Montreal on July 18, 1832.

Daniel Tracey and family of Roscrea, Montreal and Albany

Ref: Finnegan, Mary (1985) Irish-French Relations in Lower Canada. CCHA Historical Studies, 52, 35-49

Galarneau, France, Tracey, Daniel, DBC, PUL, 1966, vol.6: 864-865.;

Galarneau, France, L'élection dans le quartier-ouest de Montréal en 1832: analyse politico-sociale, RHAF, vol.32 (1978-1979), 4 :565-584.;

Lapalice, Ovide (1927) Le docteur Daniel Tracey, Bulletin des recherches historique, 33: 492-493.;

Mullally, Emmet J. (1934-5) “Dr. Daniel Tracey – A Pioneer Worker for Responsible Government in Canada,” CCHA Report,.

Reynolds, Cuyler ed. (1911) Hudson-Mohaw Genealogical and Family Memoirs. Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Vol. I pp.255-7



1799 Darby Tracy of Edenderry, Offaly

Letter [A] from Darby Tracy, chairman in London, to Mr Denis Feagan, breeches-maker at Edenderry, wherein is clearly proved the effects which an union with Great Britain will have on the interest and happiness of the common people of Ireland.




Denis Treacy

Denis Treacy died tragically recently after a short illness. Denis was a leading member of this Association for many years. He started boating in the mid 1970s with his wife Nuala and his children. Their first boat was Suki but he will be better remembered for the series of Silver Ladys which followed.

A phenomenal memory for names gave Denis the widest range of friends and acquaintances on the river and throughout the Association. He also had a great memory for songs and led many a sing-song on the river.

Denis served the Association in many capacities. His interest is shown in the fact that he was a member of Dublin, Carrick on Shannon and Athlone branches. He served on the Dublin Branch committee, on the Shannon Harbour Rally committee and on the Shannon Rally committee and also, of course, as Commodore of the Shannon Rally. For many years right up to the present day Denis served on Council. His experience and particularly his advice will be missed.

To Nuala, Laurie and Denis Jr, and to all his extended family both in Ireland and the United States, we offer our most sincere condolences.

Inland Waterways News Autumn 2002



D. Tracey, President, National Union of General and Municipal Workers – Irish District. [1928]


Elizabeth Willoughby Treacy (1821-1896)

Known in Young Ireland circles as ‘Finola’. She was often published in The Nation, and also published work in the Belfast Vindictor.

Treacys of Ballymena Antrim http://traceyclann.com/files/Treacys%20of%20Ballymena%20Antrim.htm



1802 Frances Tracy, the catholic, female owner of the “Freeman’s Journal”

Frances Tracy - Family from Kildare, Dublin & Wicklow http://www.traceyclann.com/files/Frances%20Tracy.htm






Frederick J Treacy, of Fine Gael, candidate 1999, elected to Kinsale Town Council 2004, Mayor 2006-2007 & 2011. ftreacy@gofree.indigo.ie


Past President of Kinsale and District Lions Club.

Past President of the Munster Branch of the Irish Hockey Association.

Hon. Secretary of Dunderrow Community Alert.  Chairman of Kinsale Healthy Options Project.

Member of Kinsale Regatta committee.

Occupation- Insurance Risk Management Surveyor.

Married to Irene (Perrott).



Sep 7 1998 Irish Times

Treacy Leads…Times are moving on with young Fred Treacy being elected president of the Irish Hockey Union's Munster Branch in their centenary season…


Fred Treacy unanimously elected Mayor of Kinsale (2011)

...Aged 61 and previously mayor in 2006-7, Cllr Treacy is a member of Dunderrow Community Alert, Kinsale Lions Club, Kinsale Healthy options project, the Regatta Festival and St Multose's Church Choir. He played hockey for Ireland, Munster, Cork Church of Ireland and Bandon and is a correspondent for the sport. A retired insurance risk management surveyor, he and his wife Irene reside at Tisaxonbeg, Kinsale. They have a daughter Nicola and son Mark (married to Roisin) and grandson Darragh.

Kinsale & District Newsletter Summer 2011



[see also Reg Treacy – hockey – sport]






George Treacy, Head of Consumer Protection, Financial Regulator, Dublin. (February 2009)



An Ceannfort Gearóid Ó Treasaigh 15ú Feabhra, 2007. (Commandant Gerard Martin Tracey 15th February 2007)







Gerard Treacy, of Fermanagh, 2014/2015 Club Eirne Chairman, club chairman of Beragh Red Knights GAC, Reporter and commentator with BBC Radio Ulster Beragh Co Tyrone, former Devenish clubman and Department of Agriculture NI.






1815 Harding Tracy and Daniel O’Connell








Harold 'Lee' Tracey (1926 - 2019), of Tyrone, RAF engineer, inventor and MI6 operative.


Harold Edward Tracey was born 18 January 1926 in Cavanacaw [Drumragh Tyrone] Northern Ireland, His father died when he was five years old and his mother put him and his sisters up for adoption and he grew up in an English orphanage.


He started work for Kodak and joined the Air Training Corps, then was enlisted to the RAF in 1943 and was made a Sergeant in RAF intelligence. Tours followed to Egypt, India and Iraq, where he worked on cryptography and surveillance before leaving the RAF in 1947.  He stayed in the intelligence sector, working for the security services.  He is best known for the development of 'bug tracers'. In 1962, whilst working for MI6, Tracey invented the so-called staircase receiver, also known as harmonic receiver, which later became known as the Scanlock bug tracer. In 1970 he launched a market-leading surveillance equipment company.


He married singer and actress Eleanor Hilda Mary Wagg 15th July 1961 Wrexham. They had a long and happy life together, moving to settle in Oswestry in 2002. After her death in 2014, he struggled with isolation until the RAF Association helped him. He died 16 May 2019 Telford Shropshire and was given a military funeral.




? - 1943           Kodak

1943 - 1947     Royal Air Force (RAF) — cryptography and intelligence

1947 - 1970     MI6 agent and consultant

1970 - 1978     Freelance engineer

1972 - 1978     CDI Holdings (founder)

1972 - 1974     Allen International Ltd. (founder)

1974 - 1978     Security Research Ltd.

1978 - 1987     Audiotel Ltd. (founder)

1987 - 2017     Freelance engineer

1987 - ?           West Midlands Police


Ref: https://www.cryptomuseum.com/people/lee_tracey.htm


14 March 1981 Irish People (USA)

A much more sensational claim of politician plotting to assassinate politician, than loyalist leader Ian Paisley's claim against Official Unionist conspirators, has surfaced in Britain.

One week before leading Tory Airey Neave was assassinated by the INLA in March 1979, he discussed the possibility of assassinating leading Labour left-winger Tony Benn, according to the February 20th issue of 'New Statesman', a radical but respectable British weekly. This claim has been made (and believed by the 'New Statesman', after investigation) by former British intelligence agent Harold 'Lee' Tracey, who appeared on the two recent censored BBC 'Panorama' television programmes on the British intelligence services. A discussion took place between Neave and Tracey, according to the latter, just before the 1979 Westminster election, to form plans for an undercover 'army of resistance' in case of a Labour victory, and to use violent action if it seemed necessary to 'make sure Benn was stopped' from becoming premier. Journalist Duncan Campbell states: "Lee Tracey, whose discussion of the possibility of assassinating Tony Benn is revealed on page 3, was a long-term contract employee of M16." A further discussion was arranged but Neave never made it.






James Treacy (Trassy), 20 years old shot dead in the 1831 Tithe protest known as the Carrickshock Incident.

One of his nephews was the Very Reverend Canon Patrick Treacy, parish priest of Connahy, Co. Kilkenny, who was the featured guest and speaker at numerous Carrickshock commemoration ceremonies. Canon Treacy also headed the local memorial committee. Another nephew, John Treacy, lived at the large family house in Kilkurl through the 1920s and served alongside his brother on the committee.

Gary Owens (2004) The Carrickshock Incident, 1831: Social Memory and an Irish cause celebre. Cultural and Social History 2004; 1: 36–64

Carrickshock memorial inscription

Carrickshock memorial committee

Kelvin Johnson-Treacy



James S. Treacy (1842-1902) of Gibbinstown, Co. Limerick and New York

Formerly a Captain of Co C 8th Regt. N.Y. State N.C. [resigned 1880] and a zealous member of the I.R.B. and Clan-na-Gael. Rumoured Treasurer of the Emerald Club NY in 1883




John Tracy (1876-1936) Solicitor, Politician and Coroner [see John Tracy]

He was admitted a solicitor in 1897 and was one of the best known member of the legal profession in Northern Ireland. He was a Nationalist member of Derry Corporation from 1903 to 1915. He had been the City Coroner for Derry for the last fifteen years. A practical farmer, he figured in recent years as one of the most successful cattle breeders in Donegal, where his father, who preceded him a few months ago, was for many years a prominent agriculturist. He was chairman of the board of directors of the "Derry Journal" Limited. He was unmarried. He died at his residence, Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal on the 10th June 1936. The Most Rev. Dr. McNeely, Bishop of Raphoe, many representatives of the legal profession, and a large attendance of the general public attended the requiem mass in the All Saints Church, Newtowncunningham. Burial took place in the graveyard near the church.








John Treacy, of Waterford, Chief Executive of the Irish Sports Council since 1999.

(see also sports)








John Geddis Tracey, a part-time private in C Coy, 7-10 Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), was shot dead on the 26/06/1987. An employee of Northern Ireland Electricity, he was shot off duty while renovating a house, on Surrey Street, off Lisburn Road, Belfast. He was aged 46 years and married with six children.





John Treacy - Chief Exceutive of Fermanagh Enterprises (Board of Enterprise Northern Ireland) 2008


John Treacy is General Manager of Fermanagh Enterprise Ltd a post he has held for 16 years. He works with a staff team of 17 and reports to a board of Voluntary Directors. The Agency has a high profile in the County as a lead organisation in the promotion of local economic development and works in a range of partnerships at local, regional and cross border level to achieve results on behalf of it's micro business clients. Notable recent successes include a National Training Award as well as achieving the highest annual business start up rates outside of the cities of Belfast and Derry.


John holds a Masters Degree in Local Economic Development and serves on the Boards of the Fermanagh Local Strategy Partnership, Fermanagh Local Action Group, Enterprise NI and St Mary's High School. He has a strong interest in rural development and lives in rural Fermanagh with his wife and family of three.


John  Treacy Fermanagh Enterprises





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John Tracey, Greencastle, Co. Tyrone


Francis McGowan and John Tracey recollect their experiences of their time spent imprisoned in the late 1970's and early 1980s including their recollections of the 1981 Hunger Strike in Long Kesh.





Honorable John Tracy (1852-1931) of Dromin Limerick and Appleton Wisconsin





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Joe M Treacy, of Enniscorthy, Wexford.

Rehab Group Chairman 2003 to 2006

Managing Director of First National Building Society to 1993. He started working there in 1954, when it was known as the Working Man's Benefit Society.

Captain of Elm Park Golf Club, Dublin, 1985




Ken Tracey – President Ireland Canada Chamber of Commerce 2006-2010


Ken Tracey was born and raised in Sligo and moved to Toronto in 1989. He studied Electronics at Sligo RTC and Business at Ryerson. After 10 successful years with the PepsiCo organization he co-founded Marketingisland, a marketing technology and services company. Marketingisland have been ranked in the top 20 fastest growing emerging companies in Canada for the last 2 years. Ken is currently the President of the Ireland Canada Chamber of Commerce in Toronto, a board member of the Irish Person of the Year and also sits on the board of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Toronto (EUCOCIT) as Executive Vice President and a board member of Ireland Park Foundation.


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Keiran Treacy, of Enniskillin, civil rights leader was sentenced to six months in prison for taking part in a march in Enniskillen in February 1972.

6 months’ prison for Miss Devlin. Guardian 18/4/1972 p.7








Lynne Tracey (1963-) of Dublin, Advertising Consultant, lecturer and Activist.


Lynne Tracey started out in the advertising industry in Dublin. She spent her early career working in agencies such as Campaign Advertising in Dublin and McCann-Erickson in New York. In the early 90s, Lynne moved back to Dublin as a founding Director of McCann-Erickson Dublin and subsequently moved to the Javelin Group where she was a Board Director.

Lynne was the first female President of the Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI), She has also served on the Board of the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland (ASAI), the Advertising Benevolent Society (TABS) and CCCI (CopyClear). She lectures in UCD and on the DIT MSc in Advertising and has been a Clearance Manager with CopyClear since 2007.

Lynne also has extensive experience working with not-for-profit Boards. She served on the Well Woman Board for five years and chaired the Board for two years. She is currently on the Board of the New Theatre in Dublin’s Temple Bar and Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI).













Martin Tracey of Greencastle, Co. Tyrone


Martin Tracey has been campaigning to prevent Canadian firm Dalradian Gold constructing a processing plant for the extraction of gold, as they use cyanide in the extraction process. In August 2019, he was successful in obtain the scrapping of the proposed cyanide processing plan.


“The community of Greencastle and surrounding areas are convinced that the mine project is inherently dangerous to health and is a disaster waiting to happen in the Sperrin Mountains.”


In December 2016, a new division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians has been set up in opposition to the proposed goldmine. The Order launched the new 'Molly Maguire Division', in Greencastle and the President of the division is Martin Tracey.


Martin Tracey Radio Free Éireann (RFÉ) 26 November 2016

Martin Galvin spoke to Martin Tracey via telephone from Co. Tyrone about residents’ campaigns protesting a gold mining company operating in The Sperrins.






Matt Treacy


Matt Treacy of Dublin


Dr. Matt Treacy was an Intelligence Officer in the Irish Republican Army (IRA) for over 20 years. He spent 4 years in Portlaoise Prison having being sprung for mounting a surveillance operation against the Special Branch. His incarceration spanned some of the period when a cease fire was being discussed and which subsequently lead to the Good Friday. He was a contributor for An Phoblacht and had a regular sports column.


While still a member of the IRA, he worked in An Dail (Irish Parliament) as an adviser to convicted gun runner, and later elected representative, Martin Ferris TD (Sinn Féin).


After being released from prison he enrolled in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) where he completed a PhD. He has since developed a respected reputation as a historian penning works on the IRA's Border campaign and the (Irish) Communist Party.


The Matt Treacy Column in An Phoblacht.

2004 Dubliner Matt Treasaigh, political advisor to North Kerry TD Martin Ferris in Leinster House.


Rethinking the Republic: The Republican Movement and 1966 /Matt Treacy in The impact of the 1916 rising: among the nations. editor, Ruán O'Donnell. Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 2008

The IRA 1956-69: Rethinking the Republic. Manchester University Press (22 Mar 2011)

[Originally written for a Ph.D. doctorate in TCD

The Irish republican movement, 1962-9.

Degree: Ph.D. Date awarded: 2008

Author: Treacy, Matthew

Supervisor(s): O'Halpin, Eunan J.]

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjTIJuLcJi8


New history of the irish Communist Party. The Communist Party of Ireland 1921 – 2011
Volume I: 1921 – 1969 (Brocaire Books) 2012 by Dr. Matt Treacy


Year of the Dubs (2013)


A Tunnel to the Moon: The End of the Irish Republican Army. Brocaire Books. (2017)



1995 The Irish Reports: Containing Reports of Cases

...the particulars of offences were that Matthew O'Treasaigh, Deaglan Caoimhanach and Alan Foley on the 22nd December 1990 at 251 North Circular Road in the County of the City of Dublin had in their possession or under their control one double-barrel...the court is satisfied beyond all reasonable doubt that both Mr. O'Treasaigh and Mr. Foley were in joint possession of the guns and ammunition which were the subject-matter of the offence...

Irish Republican Political Prisoners and Prisoners-of-War, Portlaoise Prison, Portlaoise, County Laois

...Maitiu O Treasaigh of Dublin, 8 year sentence

Prisoners on parole include IRA men...The republican paramilitary prisoners released for Christmas include...Maitiu O Treasaigh...due for release in 1996.

The Irish Times, December 23, 1994

12 Apr 1995 The Irish Government yesterday authorised the release of seven IRA prisoners in a continuing response to the Northern Ireland peace process...Matthew O Treasaigh, 29, from Dublin, sentenced to eight years for possessing arms...

Christmas in the Big House By Matt Treacy...Christmas Eve 1990...



Interview with Matt Treacy, Dublin, Co Dublin, 14 April 2015.

Dieter Reinisch. Political Prisoners and the Irish Language: A North-South Comparison. Studi irlandesi. A Journal of Irish Studies, n. 6 (2016), pp. 239-258



Dr. Matt Treacy discusses The End of the Irish Republican Army (IRA). Jun 26, 2017.



Matt Treacy RFÉ 8 July 2017

...Well I had a long-time family connection through my grandmother, who was born in Dublin; her great-grandfather and grandfather being involved in the The Fenians. And either her grandfather or her great-grandfather had worked with Joe Brady, The Invincible. That was after he passed on – her family, her brother and brother-in-law, were involved in the Tan War as part of the Dublin Active Service Unit. Then I had uncles who were involved in the ’50’s and ’60’s so…Well I applied to join, I applied to join in 1986 and became a member in 1987. It was also partly from the family historical background but also in support of what was going on in The North at the time...






Matt Treacy - Rethinking the Republic - out now






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Mícheál Ó Treasaigh (1924-1973) of Enniscorthy Co. Wexford member of Sinn Féin, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann and many other organisations. He was a member of Enniscorthy Urban District Council for fourteen years, of which body he was twice elected chairman (July 1967). He was engaged in many campaigns including the National Waters Restoration League in 1970 to remove feudal rights to river fishing.


5 Jan 2021 Wexford People

Seamus Swan Obituary

Seamus remembered as a 'life-long republican' with a storied past

...Following the split in the Republican movement in 1969, Seamus organised Wexford. Among his contacts were Mick Conroy and Diarmud Ó Súilleabháin from Gorey and Mick Treacy in Enniscorthy...




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Michael Treacy, of Kildare, European Director of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) from 1989 to 2014, played a crucial role in promoting and defending Irish farmers’ interests in Europe.


EU Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan, has publicly thanked the IFA's European director, Michael Treacy, for his "invaluable help and advice" in the run-in to his to his appointment to the Brussels executive, an unprecedented public tribute from a serving EU Agriculture Commissioner came as several hundred guests, including the most senior EU officials, gathered in Brussels at the weekend to salute the man who ran the IFA office along with his loyal assistant, Anne McGrath, for all of the past 26 years.


Mr Treacy is leaving the post after a marathon stint which spanned the terms of eight IFA presidents and six EU Agriculture Commissioners. He took over the post in January 1989 having earlier served as the Irish Government's agriculture attache in Germany. He also worked for many years in the Department of Agriculture in Dublin.


He soon learned that there was "no shallow end" as weeks after his arrival intense negotiations on GATT world trade talks and the MacSharry farm policy reforms began. There followed several waves of changes of policy direction and fundamental upheavals in international trade rules.


In July 2015, he was appointed as a special adviser to the EU Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan.














Michael Tracy, author and former international public servant, whose father came from Naas Co. Kildare.

(see Cantrell Tracy of Naas)







Captain Michael Treacy 2004


Commandant Michael Treacy, of Tipperary, government aide-de-Camp, to the President 2004 and Na Taoisigh 2007-2013




Northern Ireland: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Europe..., 92-2, February 28, 29, March 1, 1972. United States. Congress

Philadelphia Committee for Irish Freedom, Michael Treacy, 6815 Emlen St. Philadelphia, Pa




Noel Treacy (Nollaig Ó Treasaigh) (1951-2022)

Noel Treacy (Nollaig Ó Treasaigh) born Martin Noel Treacy on the 18 December 1951 Ballinsloe, Co. Galway, the son of Martin Treacy and Margaret Lally.  Educated St. Joseph's College, Garbally, Ballinsloe, Co. Galway.  He was a Fianna Fáil member, Teachta Dála (TD - member of parliament) for Galway East 1982 to 2011 and Minister of State 1988 to 2007. He died 2nd February 2022. Mr Treacy is survived by his wife, Mary Cloonan, his children Joan, Emer, Lisa and Rory, and grandchildren.


Political Record:

Member of the Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Institute and Irish Livestock Auctioneers Association.

Member Macra na Feirme since 1968: Macra na Tuaithe and Muintir na Tíre.

Represented Connacht on the GAA National Youth Council 1970-83.

Youth Officer, Galway GAA County Board 1970-83.

First elected May 1982, in a bye-election, and at each subsequent election.

Chairman Galway/Mayo Regional Development Organisation 1986-87.

Galway County Vocational Education Committee 1985-91.

Member of Galway County Council 1985-91 (Chairman 1986-87).

Established County Enterprise Boards 1994.

Member of the Environment and Sustainable Development Committee 1995-97.


Minister of State:

Department of the Taoiseach 1988-89 and became the State's First Minister for Heritage Affairs.

Department of Health 1989-91.

Department of Finance (with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works and the Central Development Committee) 1992-93.

Departments of the Taoiseach, Finance, Transport, Energy and Communications (with special responsibility for Energy 1993-94).

Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment (with special responsibility for Science, Technology and Commerce 1997-2002).

Department of Agriculture and Food (with special responsibility for Food and Horticulture) 2002-04.

Departments of An Taoiseach and Foreign Affairs with special responsibility for European Affairs 2004-07.



Death Notice:

Noel Treacy, of Clough, Gurteen, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, peacefully and in the exceptional care of the staff of the Galway Clinic, surrounded by his loving family. Noel will be sadly missed by his adoring wife Mary; his heartbroken children Joan, Emer, Lisa and Rory; his grandchildren Juliet, Ciarán, Saoirse, Dáithí, Sadie, James and Jack; sisters Marian and Nóirín Byrne, his sons-in-law Paul Hogan, Kevin Lally and Gareth Roddy, Rory's fiancée Maria, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, extended family and his many great friends. (predeceased by his sister Carmel Lambe and his parents Martin and Margaret).

Reposing at St. Michael's Church, Gurteen, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, H53 PN24, on Friday, 4th of February, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday, 5th February, at 2:00pm followed by burial in Clonkeenkerrill Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if so desired, to Galway Hospice Foundation and Cancer Care West. House strictly private.





First elected May 1982, in a bye-election

31 Jul 1982 Irish People (USA)

Galway Independent 31 October 2007

Deputy Noel Treacy has been brought in from the cold after he lost his junior ministry after last May's election. He will chair the committee on the Good Friday Agreement a position worth €20,000. Deputy Treacy said he is honoured to have been appointed chair of this committee. "This committee has been established by An Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern TD, to oversee any issues arising from Ireland's role as a signatory to the Good Friday Agreement. I have maintained a very strong interest in the affairs of the North throughout my 25 years unbroken service as a Dáil Deputy and I am honoured to be heading up this important Committee."


It has been stated that Noel Treacy was not a ‘fan’ of Bertie Ahern.


The Irish Times - Friday, May 7, 2010

Former Fianna Fáil minister Noel Treacy says he will donate his pension to charity, as the Government narrowly defeated a Fine Gael demand for an immediate end to the payment of pensions to serving politicians. Mr Treacy told the Dáil before the 68-66 vote decision that he would stand “in solidarity with the people of Ireland and with the membership of this parliament”...


Irish Independent - ‎Jan 25, 2011‎

Long-serving Galway East TD Noel Treacy yesterday confirmed his exit from political life to fight a battle with cancer...


Connaught Tribune December 22, 2011

Padraig Pearses clubman and former politician Noel Treacy made a dramatic return to the world of GAA administration at the Claregalway Hotel last Thursday night when he was elected Chairman of the Galway County Board at its 2011 convention...Treacy joined the Ballymacward-Gurteen club in 1966 and has remained a staunch member ever since. He was later to become a founder member of the club’s football wing, St. Kerrill’s. Despite a thirty year absence from official duties in the organisation, he was always a familiar figure wherever and whenever Galway played in both big and small ball codes.









My name is Tadhg. This is a photo of my Auntie Orla and I. She is a principal in the Loreto School in Sudan. She talked to my class about her school. The children there have no chairs or tables, they sit under a tree to learn. They have very little food. They have two goats and a cow. Orla is home on holidays for the summer. I gave her courgettes that I planted.




Sr. Orla Treacy, (1973-) of Bray Co. Wicklow and member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loreto Sisters)


Daughter of Blaise Treacy [see above] and Imelda Laverty. She was educated initially at Presentation Convent, Tralee until at the age of six when her family moved to Wicklow, where she attended Loreto in Bray, completing her Leaving Cert in 1991.

She studied at the Mater Dei Institute, and taught religion from 1995 to 1997 in Presentation Brothers College Cork, 1999 to 2000 Loreto Letterkenny Donegal, St Muredach’s Ballina Mayo and 2002 to 2005 the Loreto Crumlin Secondary School Dublin where she also acted as Chaplain.

After spending summer in India with the Loreto Sisters, at the age of 24, she decided to join the order. On the 18th September she joined the Loreto Order.

In 2006 she joined the educational mission in South Sudan and in 2008 became the principal of Loreto Secondary School in Rumbek in Lakes State, considered the premier girls' school in South Sudan.

In September 2017 Sr. Orla Treacy was announced as recipient of the Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award

In March 2019, Sister Orla Treacy received an International Women of Courage Award


Sr. Orla Treacy (of the Loreto Sisters) speaks to Dominic about her life and work in South Sudan to provide education and a good start in life for many young women in her region.

Available until Thursday December 7th, 2017 at 11:02am



In 2019, International Women of Courage award in Washington DC USA, presented by Melania Trump.


In 2021, one of the Irish Presidential Distinguished Service Award recipients was Sister Orla Treacy from South Sudan is the honoree in the Business and Education category.











Sr Orla Treacy receiving the 2017 Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award from Jerry O’Grady, HOF Committee (Nov 2017)



Melania Trump honors Irish nun for courage with prestigious award in Washington, DC (March 2019)





Owen Treacy formerly of Flourtown and Ft. Washington., was born in Mullaslin, Carrickmore, Omagh, County Tyrone in 1933. He emigrated to the United States in 1957 and settled in Philadelphia. He immediately became involved with the local GAA and played a leading role as a player and as a club officer with Tyrone (Philadelphia) leading the club to several successes in local competition.  In the seventies and eighties he managed the team to a succession of North American Senior titles. He became involved in administration at Philadelphia Board level and soon progressed to a leadership role in North American Board, the Body responsible for the overall guidance of the GAA in North America.   At that time he successfully lobbied for full County Board status to be accorded to the NACB and was accorded the privilege of being the first NACB delegate to the Central Council.  He also frequently led the NACB delegation to Congress where he was an able and outspoken advocate of Overseas causes. Owen is generally credited with bringing the Association in North America to a new level in terms of administration and competence especially in the area of the organization of the Annual Playoffs which bring together clubs from all over the States on the first weekend in September each year. (Labor Day weekend) In September 2005, on the occasion of the NACB Playoffs in Philadelphia, the Uachtaran Cumann Luthchleas Gael, Swan Kelly, marked Owen's lifetime of service to the Association in Ireland and America with a well-merited President's Award. The North American County Board regreted having to announce the untimely death of former Chairman, Owen Treacy of Philadelphia. Owen, a native of Omagh, County Tyrone, and a member of the Philadelphia Tyrone GFC.

Oren's short battle with Motor Neuron Disease ended on the 6th November 2005 and he is survived by his wife Mary (nee McSorley) and children Cathy (Kathleen Concannon), Bernadette, Sean and Patricia (Tricia Treacy Ryan.) Grandfather of Tracey Concannon, Cara Treacy, Deirdre Treacy and Owen F. Ryan. Brother of Patrick, James, Michael and Nuala Treacy.  Owen's brother Michael is current Vice-Chairman of our board and his brother Jim is Chairman of the GAA By-laws subcommittee in Ireland.

The Owen Treacy Cup

The cup is dedicated to the memory of Owen Treacy in recognition of the efforts he made to develop the GAA in the area of the North American Board. The cup was first competed for in Boston in 2006 and the first winners were Louth by virtue of their victory over a team drawn from clubs in the jurisdiction of the North American Board. Louth earned the right to compete by winning the Tommy Murphy cup in 2006.




Owen Treacy Cup

2006: Louth 2-20 North America 0-10

Michael Treacy of Philadelphia presents the cup named in honour of his late brother, Owen, to David Brennan of Louth (Mattock Rangers club). Also pictured: Eamonn Kelly, NACB Secretary, Orla Treacy, and Tom Dolan, NACB Chairman.

Photographs by Peter McDermott


Jimmy Treacy  was a member of the Tyrone County Board for over 30 years, serving as assistant secretary, treasurer, Ulster Council delegate and chairman for two three-year terms (1978-1980) and (1984-1986). He represented Ulster on the GAA Management Committee for three years (1996-1999) and is presently a trustee of the association. He is also a co-founder and chairman of fundraising group Club Tyrone.


2009 Omagh Sports Awards - Service to Sport Award: Jimmy Treacy GAA.

2009–2012 GAA Bye-Laws Committee - Cathaoirleach – Jimmy Treacy, Tyrone

2006 GAA President’s awards - Jimmy Treacy, Tyrone

2003 GAA Trustee

1996-1999 GAA Management Committee

1984-86 Chairmen of the Tyrone County Board - Jimmy Treacy, Clonoe

1978-80 Chairmen of the Tyrone County Board -  James Treacy, Clonoe

1975 Treasurers of the Tyrone County Board - James Treacy, Clonoe

1973 Tyrone GAA Commission - James Treacy, Clonoe

1972-73 (April) Secretary of the Tyrone County Board - James Treacy Clonoe

The G.A.A. in Tyrone http://www.tyronegaa.ie/culture/completehistory/1884-2003.pdf

GAA Oral History Project Jimmy Treacy (b. 1940) Jimmy discusses the impact that the Hunger Strikes had on the GAA in Tyrone during the Troubles.



Jimmy Treacy Tyrone




Republican Craftwork: Celtic Cross. A tall Celtic Cross, approx. 38cm high, made from match sticks, & other materials by P. Treacy & P. Muldoon, at Curragh Internment Camp, 1942, inscribed.


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Painting by John Trumbull in 1784-6 of Captain Patrick Tracey


Captain Patrick Tracey, born 1711 in Kilcarberry Hill, Enniscorthy, died 1789 Newburyport Massachusetts North America. His nephews Captain Nicholas Tracy and Captain James Tracy also followed him to America. The Tracy families of Newburyport were major players in the American revolution. Captain Nathaniel Tracy (1751-1796), one of the sons of Patrick Tracey, was the chief financier of the American Revolution.


The following webpage contains a history of the family:


Traceys of Enniscorthy and Newburyport


The following are articles on the family:


Lee, Thomas Amory (1921) The Tracy Family of Newburyport. Essex Institute Historical Collections 57 (January 1921) L 58.


Echo 28 August 1937 (Enniscorthy)


Sunday Post 1st August 1937 (Boston)





Painting by John Trumbull in London in 1784 of Captain Nathaniel Tracy, owned by a direct descendant of Nathaniel Tracy.



Patrick Anthony Treacy (1954-) of Strabane Tyrone, republican militant.


The court had been told that the three were part of a gang which forced a helicopter pilot to fly over Strabane. Milk churns packed with explosives were thrown out, but the bombs failed to explode.

The two Co. Tyrone men, Patrick Anthony Treacy (20), Townsend Street, Strabane, and Eamonn McNulty (18), Fountain Terrace, Strabane, were sentenced to six years penal servitude each on charges arising out of the same incident. They received their sentences in silence.

All three were also sentenced to five years for possessing explosives; three years for control of a firearm; and three years for taking a motor car without the consent of its owner while possessing a firearm. All sentences are concurrent.

Treacy is already serving three years for armed robbery and McNulty five years for a firearm offence.


Nov 26, 1974 Guardian [Manchester]

'Bomb' fuse lit in hijack helicopter...Strabane...Dr [Bridget Rose] Dugdale (34) formerly a London University lecturer, appeared with Eamonn McNulty (18) of Fountain Street Strabane and Patrick Anthony Treacy (20) all charged on eight counts connecting with the hijacking near Ards, County Donegal on January 24...


Two Sentenced for hold up of Gardai

3 Aug 1974 Irish People (USA) [link]


Nine Year Sentence for a defiant Dr. Dugdale

7 Dec 1974 Irish People (USA) [link]


Patrick J Tracy (1867-1921) of New York, Union Organiser, Supervisor of the City Record & Tammany Hall  politician whose family came from Ireland [see Patrick J Tracy]


Patrick J Tracy (1856-1926) of New York, Police Chief, whose family came from Ireland [see Patrick J Tracy Police Chief]


Pauline Tracey, 1991, Lesbians Organizing Together (LOT)


Richard Edward Tracey K.C.B. admiral R.N. (b. 24 January 1837 Cork d. 7 March 1907 London) [see Richard Edward Tracey]






Richard P Treacy of Cabinteely, Co. Dublin


Richard Treacy has given more than 55 years service as a volunteer with the St John Ambulance Brigade of Ireland. He is the National Head of Training and Education responsible for brigades’ entire membership nationwide.  He initiated responder programmes and defibrillator training to the public and members, which has lead to numerous people lives being saved.


He has been the chairman of Children at Risk in Ireland for the past 15 years, and is also the chairman of Cerebral Palsy Sport Ireland. 


In 2011, he was nominated in the Education and Training Category of the Volunteer Ireland Awards.






Captain Robert Treacy (1982-), of Tallaght Dublin, Defence Forces of Ireland


His decision to join the Defence Forces was bolstered by the fact that both Robert’s father and grandfather had been in the Defence Forces. Robert spent ten years with the 5th Infantry Battalion at McKee Barracks after joining. He then transferred to the Irish Air Corps in Baldonnel in 2013, where he moved up the ranks to Flight Quartermaster Sergeant, and on March 13 last, the father-of-one was commissioned into the Officer ranks of the Irish Army, to the rank of Captain. It’s only been done ten times before, that people get promoted from non-commissioned ranks to commissioned ranks.


Irish Defence Forces for over 20 years

Strategic Procurement, Contracts & Supply Chain Manager, Transforming Procurement


Mar 2019                                 Promoted to captain

Nov 2014 – Present                        Contracts NCO

Jun 2013 – Nov 2014    Flight Dispatcher

Mar 2011 – Jun 2013    Title Inventory Manager

Dec 2006 – Mar 2011    Training NCO

Jun 2003 – Nov 2006    Sniper Instructor




Institute of Technology, Carlow

HETAC Level 6 Defence Studies

BA Leadership, Management and Defence Studies (Logistics)


University College Cork

Lean Six Sigma - Green Belt


St Mark’s Community School in Springfield, Tallagh, Dublin




Robert’s proud parents Tom and Eileen, his beaming wife Laura and his nine-year-old son Sean all attended the commissioning ceremony




Seamus Treacy, Mid-West Regional Authority.




Séan Treacy (1923-2018) [see Séan Treacy (1923-2018) of Clonmel]

Born 22nd September 1923 Clonmel Co. Tipperary, 4th child of James and Margaret (nee Kenrick), married Catherine (Kitty) Connolly 4th June 1967.

Educated at Maryfield NS, St. Mary’s CBS, Clonmel Technical Institute & UCC Dip Social and Economic Science.

1952-1973 President Clonmel Trades & Labour Council.

1955-1973 Alderman Clonmel Borough Corporation.

1955-1973, 1977-1987 Tipperary South Riding Council.

1957-58, 1961-62 Mayor of Clonmel.

Chairman Joint Board of Conciliation and Arbitration Boot and Shoe Industry Ireland, member Executive Council Irish Shoe and Leather Workers’ Union, member Executive Council Irish Labour Party, Labour spokesman on Education 1961-5, Industry & Commerce 1965-9 & Local Government 1969-73.

1961-1997 Member of Dáil Éireann

He was first elected to the Dáil in the 1961 general election as a Labour Party Teachta Dála (TD) for Tipperary South and was re-elected in 7 subsequent elections and returned automatically in 3 more due to being Ceann Comhairle. He left the Labour Party in 1987 and was elected as an independent TD in the 1987 general election. He served in 10 successive Dála until he retired from politics at the 1997 general election.

1973-1977, 1987-1997.Ceann Comhairle (speaker) of Dáil Éireann & member Council of State

He was a member of the Presidential Commission (acting head of state) from November 17, to December 18, 1974 and from October 22, to December 2, 1976.

1981-1984 Member of the European Parliament.

Chairman: 1973-7 & 1987-97 Civil Service Commission and Local Appointments Commission,  Comhairle na Mire Gaile, Irish Parliamentary Association, Committee of Procedure and Privileges Dáil Éireann. Member: Conference of Presidents of European Parliamentary Assemblies.

Hobbies: Reading, walking & Travel.

He lived at Rossa, Heywood Road in Clonmel and died peacefully in South Tipperary General Hospital at the age of 95 on the 23rd March 2018. He was pre-deceased in 2000 by his wife Catherine (Kitty) and the couple had no children.



Mayor of Clonmel





Seán Tracy (1941?-1998) of Laois, Republican activist and leader

Sean Treacy, of the Heath, Portlaoise Co. Laois, died in 1998, aged 57 years.

He was a staunch republican from the time he was a teenager. He joined the IRA when he was just 17 years old and was soon on active service during the 1956-1962 Border campaign. During the Royal visit to Co. Laois by Princess Margaret in 1964, he played a leading role in the protests against the visit. Along with other republicans he cut down trees to block the Royal cavalcade.

In 1966, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising, he allegedly stole a key to the entrance of Nelson’s Pillar and planted explosives. The resulting explosion quite neatly took the statue and top of the column off with no damage to the surrounding buildings, unlike the Irish Army attempt to demolish the remains.

He continued to be an active republican and in 1969 when the nationalist community came under attack in Northern Ireland, he resumed active service. He was one of the seven members of the original army council of the Provisional IRA in 1969. He took part in numerous attacks in the six counties and evaded capture on several occasions including during the British army's ``Operation Motorman'' in Derry. He allegedly tried to release colleagues from prison twice, using a helicopter and an earth mover. Those who took part in operations with him would often remark later on his bravery and commitment.

At the height of the war in Bosnia he went as a helper with a relief convoy. When the convoy was making its way along an extremely difficult mountain road that was narrow and had a steep drop to one side, some of the drivers became nervous. Sean was determined that they reached their destination so when one driver refused to go any further, Sean drove the lorry for him.

He spent most of his life in the building industry. He was a popular character who liked going to a GAA matches.

Sean Treacy and his workmate Robert Dunne died tragically when a trench they were working in collapsed. The high esteem in which he was held was evident in the large crowd that attended his funeral. Republicans from as far away as Donegal and Kerry were there to pay their respects to a courageous republican soldier. He continued to be loyal to the Republican Movement right up to his death.


An Phoblacht. 30 July, 1998

Patrick Bishop and Eamonn Mallie (1987) The Provisional IRA. Pearson Education New Zealand Limited

Robert W. White (2020) Ruairí Ó Brádaigh: The Life and Politics of an Irish Revolutionary. Indiana University Press

Sheehan, Sean & Levy, Patricia (2002) Footprint Ireland Handbook: The Travel Guide.

White RW (1993) Provisional Irish republicans: an oral and interpretive history. Westport, CT:. Greenwood. p.133

White, Robert William (2006) Ruairí Ó Brádaigh: the life and politics of an Irish revolutionary. P.152-3


8 March 1974 Irish People (USA)

Barman Tried To Stop Arrest

Seized Garda By Hair

A 33-year-old Barman was sentenced to six months' imprisonment at the Special Criminal Court on four counts of assaulting gardai with intent to prevent the arrest of the Mountjoy helicopter escaper, Kevin Mallon, at a dance in Portlaoise on December 10, 1973. The court was told that the gardai were surrounded by a large hostile crowd after they spotted Mallon, who resisted violently and called for help, and a woman with him produced a gun.

Before the court was Sean Treacey, of The Heath, Portlaoise, who was also found guilty of obstructing a garda in the execution of his duty.

Treacey was found not guilty of having been a member of the I.R.A. on July 10 last, after Garda Chief Supt. Thomas Wilson stated his belief that he was an I.R.A. member was partly based on his activities in 1961.

Treacey refused to recognise the court, and said that this charge was coming up for the second time, which was either a face-saving exercise by the gardai or "Cooney putting the jackboot in."

Mr. Robert Barr, S.C, prosecuting, said that on October 3 Mallon and two others escaped from Mountjoy Jail in a helicopter. On the night of December 9-10, a dance in the Montague Hotel, Portlaoise was attended by some off-duty gardai. About 2 a.m. Mallon had been spotted and the gardai apprehended him.

"A female companion had a gun and attempted to prevent the arrest," said Mr. Barr. Mallon struggled violently, and shouted: "Treacey, Treacey, save me." Treacey seized one of the gardai by the hair and obstructed him and had to be dragged into the hotel kitchen.

Garda Dermot Doran told the court that while he was arresting Mallon, Treacey grabbed him by the hair. Later he saw Treacey struggling on the ground with another garda.The majority of the crowd were very hostile, and the gardai had to knock Mallon to the ground to hold him and prevent the crowd taking him from them. At this stage he saw Treacey grab another garda by the hair.

Cross-examined by Treacey, He agreed that the gardai in plain clothes had not identified themselves.

Passing sentence, Mr. Justice Conroy said that he was taking into account Treacey's clear record since 1961.

The court heard that Treacey had a conviction for possessing arms and ammunition in 1961.




Seán Treacy

Deepest sympathy is extended to Jimmí Treacy and the family of Seán Treacy (aged 72 years) Ballymun, Dublin and formerly of the Antrim Road, Belfast, whose death occurred during October. A former engineer with Dublin County Council he gave sterling service to the movement and for prisoners in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. From the staff of an Ard-Oifig, Sinn Féin Poblachtach.

Saoirse, number 115, November 1996







Shaun Tracey, (SF) of Ballyogan and Leopardstown, Dublin. South Dublin Sinn Féin representative from 2006 to 2013, candidate in the general election 2007and by-election 2009.

2013 Sinn Féin Press Officer based in Leinster House and party representative for Dublin South.






Sean Treacy (FF) Fianna Fáil councillor of Coolroebeg, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.

Elected to Thomastown Electoral Area for Kilkenny County Council, June 2009.












2015 Fleadh Laighean Executive Committee

Chairperson – Seán Tracey of Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Secretary – Angela Tracey







Terence Tracey, (SDLP) stood for Upper Falls, in the 1993 Belfast City Council Elections


March, 1994 Saoirse : Irish Freedom

On Friday night February 11 the UDA/UFF British-backed death squad sledge hammered down the side door of the home of an SDLP party executive member in Finaghy south Belfast shortly after 8pm. The man's son Barry Tracey, 23, a pharmacist was shot on the stairs as he confronted the death squad. His father Terry who is in his sixties was not at home at the time. The sister and mother of the injured man were in the house but escaped injury. In a UDA/UFF statement Terry Tracey a former SDLP councillor was named as the intended target


12th Feb 1994 BBC News

Last night a former SDLP council candidate home was attacked by gunman, he wasn't in but his son was shot and wounded. Barry Tracey is serious, his father Terry comments.






6th October 2011 Teresa Treacy was freed following 22-days spent locked up in Mountjoy Prison after a judge ordered her release.


Ms. Teresa Treacy (65) of Woodfield, Clonmore, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland, was jailed on the 12th of September 2011 for failing to comply with court orders permitting EirGrid and the ESB to run power line with pylons through her property.


Determined to fight for the welfare of forestry on her land, Ms Treacy refused to purge her contempt and was taken to the Dóchas Centre at Mountjoy Prison on September 13th.


A number of demonstrators have vowed to continue the fight on her land.


Letters of support to Teresa Treacy, can be sent to her at:


Teresa Treacy,

The Dochas Centre,

Mountjoy Prison,

North Circular Road,

Dublin 7,

Republic of Ireland.


Alan Shatter, the Irish Minister for Justice, can be contacted at minister@justice.ie or info@justice.ie






Tom Treacy, Chairman of Laois Tourism 2002



1889 Thomas Tracy and the Parnell Commission




Thomas Henry Tracey, of Dublin, Solicitor, Councillor, QC, JP (1821-1895)





Wilfred Patrick Francis (Paddy “Treacle”) Treacy, DSO, SL 420312, Service No. 37617 (d. 20th April 1941)

Paddy Treacy, of Dublin, died in the Battle of Britain and was one of fourteen Irishmen who were pilots in WWII. He had 5 (2+3) ‘kills’ (official 3.33)

On the 2nd March 1936, he was granted a short service commission as an Acting Pilot Officers on probation. On the 6th July 1938, he promoted to the rank of Flying Officer. [Wilfrid Patrick Francis Treacy 37617].

At the beginning of the war, he joined 74 (Tiger) Squadron with Pilot officer Bryan Vincent `Paddy` Byrne and Sailor Malan and was B Flight commander. In Spring 1940, he was the Flight Commander. He flew a Spitfire and saw combat on the 24th (Hs 126 & Ju 88) and 27th May 1940 (Me 109E & Do 17). He went missing in France for the second time in May 1940. He was promoted to Flight Lieutenant 6th July 1940. In July 1940 he was in Marseille and had escaped three times from the Germans before being arrested by the French. He escaped after capture.

Paddy Treacy became acting Squadron Leader of 242 Squadron seeing combat 1st and 5th April 1941. The Hurricanes of 242 Squadron flew from Martlesham Heath to the Stapleford Tawney airfield on the 9th April 1941. On the squadron's first operation out of Stapleford (20th April) three Hurricanes collided in cloud over the Channel after finding themselves suddenly under attack from German fighters. The pilots drowned when their Hurricanes crashed into the sea, one of whom was Sq Ldr Treacy.

On the 13th March 1942 he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order, with effect from the 27th March 1941.

Buried: Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. Plot 11. Row A. Grave 17.

Ref: National Archives UK.

Hess, William N  (1966) Famous Airmen: The Allied Aces of World War II. Arco Publishing.

Jones, Ira (1954) Tiger Squadron: The Story of 74 Squadron, R.A.F., in Two World Wars.

London Gazette 17 March 1936,  9 August 1938, 20 June 1941, 10 March 1942.


TREACY Wilfred Patric Francis He was born in Dublin in 1917, and was educated at St Joseph College, Dublin, and Cistercian College, Roscrea. He was commissioned in March 1936, and Mentioned in Despatches in January 1941. His body was found in the sea off Boulogne, and he was buried there.

Christopher Shores (2008) Aces High: A Further Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots Volume 2


1942 London Wills

Treacy Wilfred Patrick Francis D.S.O. of 28 Cranley-gardens London S.W.7 died on or since 29 April 1941 on war service Administration (limited) York 16 October to Raymond Lambert major H.M. army attorney of Wilfred Francis Treacy. Effects £1050 1s. 6d.


Winifred P F Treacy born Apr - Jun 1917 Dublin South, Vol 2 page 671


Lt. Col. Louis (Louie) Lawrence Treacy (Irish Air Corps) (22nd Oct 1919 - 19th Feb 2001) [link]

[see Agnes Treacy]


RAF Camera Gun Footage

Combat Film No 13. Flight Lieutenant Treacy of 74 Squadron on 24/5/1940 at unspecified time, flying unidentified aircraft. Target: Junkers Ju 88s and Henschel Hs 126.

Combat Film No 16. Flight Lieutenant Treacy of 74 Squadron on 24/5/1940 at unspecified time, flying unidentified aircraft. Target: Dornier Do 17 and Junkers Ju 88


Collection: Hunt Leslie

Negatives of : group photographs: No 74 (Tiger) Squadron at Rochford, just before the Second World War, Squadron Leader W F P Treacy in centre...





St. John's Church, Tower Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22





Gun camera film still showing machine-gun and tracer fire from a Supermarine Spitfire Mark I flown by Flight Lieutenant P W F Treacy of No. 74 Squadron RAF hitting a Messerschmitt Bf 110 in the port engine during combat near Dunkirk. © IWM (C 1703)





Willie (Bill) Treacy of Wexford


Willie (Bill) Treacy, a proud Clongeen man, certainly fits into an illustrious category. In April 2009, 'Big Bill' was most deservedly inducted in the GAA Hall of Fame in London. The presentation was made to Willie by fellow Wexford man, Tommy Farrell, longtime Chairman of the London Board.Willie has been a dedicated member of the famed Tomas MacCurtain club since he emigrated to London in the halcyon days of the early 1950s. He was the first member of the club to become an officer of London's County Board. Since 1997, Willie has been honoured as President of the board – a position he graces with distinction. Although totally immersed in the GAA affairs of his adopted city, Willie has remained staunchly true to his native Clongeen and, in particular, the local GAA Club, whom he was delighted to witness win their first senior title in 2007.


Clongeen GAA...This epic poem commemorates a famous hurling match played in Gusserane on 17th June 1945. It is not only the victorious who deserve to be celebrated in song. These immortal lines were written by that outstanding Gael — Willie Treacy, of Leegaune [Leegane] and London — who with genuine modesty has neglected to acknowledge his own huge part in the “B” campaign. In Verse Ten; this unfortunate omission has been corrected by a contemporary bard…

(10) Our full back was Big Bill Treacy

Who left those Ross men sore,

That famous gent of awesome strength

Cleared many a ‘certain’ score;

‘Twas the siege of Ross all over again,

And the Battle of Horetown —

But our heroes beldit must be toid-

Never let the Parish down:





Willie (Bill) Treacy



William Samuel Tracy (b. c. 1802 - 1873 aged 75 Dublin South???) Resident Magistrate. Served in Leitrim, Sligo, Limerick, Antrim and Wicklow.

http://traceyclann.com/files/William Samuel Tracy.htm




Monday, September 05, 1859 Brooklyn Eagle

Electoral Party in Ireland

Amongst the many revelations of electoral party which have lately been brought before the public there is rather a curious one from the sister Isle. During the late election for Athlone, a certain Mr. Patrick Groghegan stimulated the patriotic readiness of Wm Tracy to vote for Mr. Ennis by depositing in his hands the halves of forty £1 notes. In due time when Tracy applied for the corresponding halves, they were flatly refused. This lax morality, want of faith, and ingratitude, so rankled in the applicant's injured breast that he determined to recover his honest earnings by legal proceedings. Having consulted a solicitor, however, he was informed, to his great delight, that instead of urging a doubtful claim to the disputed £40, he might, if so inclined, prosecute Mr. Patrick Greoghehan  for bribery, and put the resulting fine of £1000 into his own pocket. The suit was brought and tried at  Galway. The defendant allowed judgement to go to by default, and the full penalty was inflicted: but he lodged a demurrer on the grounds of some informality. This demurrer was pronounced invalid and Mr. Wm. Tracy has netted the £100 clear of all expenses. The example of a few cases of the easy earning of £100 by informers might greatly assist in upsetting the existing nefarious system of bribery.



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