Desmond A. “Des” Hanafin was born on September 9, 1930, in Thurles, County Tipperary and died on June 22, 2017.
He was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician.
He was a member of Seanad Éireann for over 30 years.
Des Hanafin married Mona Brady, daughter of J.P. Brady, on 28 August 1958 in Clonmel, Tipperary.
After the wedding, followed by a reception at the Galtee Hotel, Cahir which was attended by various notables including Rev. Father J.J. Hampson, President of Blackrock College.
There daughter Mary Hanafin, was born in June 1959, followed by John Hanafin in September 1960.
Their first child, Mary Hanafin is a former Fianna Fáil TD and minister, and John Hanafin is a former Fianna Fáil Senator.
Des Hanafin passed away at 86 years old.