Norman Kennedy was a trade unionist and politician in Ireland.
Kennedy was a prominent member of the Amalgamated Transport and General Workers' Union. He served as President of the Irish Trade Union Congress in 1957. He worked closely with James Larkin, Jr and John Conroy to complete its reunification with the Congress of Irish Unions, and became President of the united organisation, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, in 1961. He also served on the Northern Ireland Economic Council.
Kennedy served as a Northern Ireland Labour Party member of the Senate of Northern Ireland from 1965 until its proguation in 1972. From 1970 to 1971, he served as a Deputy Speaker. He then withdrew from politics and trade unionism, and led the consortium which established Downtown Radio, Northern Ireland's first commercial radio station.
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