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The name was used in Ireland as an Anglicized form of TOIRDHEALBHACH, but it was not in use as an English name until the late 19th century.
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is a Canadian politician, municipal councillor in Edmonton, Alberta, who served as mayor. He was Edmonton's first native-born mayor. Cavanagh entered politics during the 1968 Edmonton election, when he ran for Edmonton City Council as an aldermanic candidate. He was defeated, finishing fourteenth of thirty-two candidates in an election in which the top twelve were elected. He was more successful during the 1971 election; Edmonton had adopted a ward system (in which three aldermen were elected in each of four wards) to replace the previous at-large method of election, and Cavanagh placed second of seventeen candidates in Ward 4. He was re-elected in the 1974 election, when he placed first of nine candidates. In 1988, Decore (who had been elected mayor in 1983) resigned to take a position as leader of the Alberta Liberal Party. Again Council chose Cavanagh to serve as interim mayor, and again he was defeated soundly when he sought re-election - this time, he finished with fewer than half the votes of Jan Reimer during the 1989 municipal election. He would win his old aldermanic seat back in the 1992 election, and would be re-elected in the 1995, 1998, 2001, and 2004 elections.