Charles Haughey

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Charles Haughey
Charles Haughey.jpg
Haughey in 1967
7th Taoiseach
In office
10 March 1987 – 11 February 1992
President
Tánaiste
Preceded byGarret FitzGerald
Succeeded byAlbert Reynolds
In office
9 March 1982 – 14 December 1982
PresidentPatrick Hillery
TánaisteRay MacSharry
Preceded byGarret FitzGerald
Succeeded byGarret FitzGerald
In office
11 December 1979 – 30 June 1981
PresidentPatrick Hillery
TánaisteGeorge Colley
Preceded byJack Lynch
Succeeded byGarret FitzGerald
Minister for the Gaeltacht
In office
10 March 1987 – 11 February 1992
TaoiseachHimself
Preceded byPaddy O'Toole
Succeeded byJohn Wilson
Leader of the Opposition
In office
14 December 1982 – 10 March 1987
PresidentPatrick Hillery
TaoiseachGarret FitzGerald
Preceded byGarret FitzGerald
Succeeded byAlan Dukes
In office
30 June 1981 – 9 March 1982
PresidentPatrick Hillery
TaoiseachGarret FitzGerald
Preceded byGarret FitzGerald
Succeeded byGarret FitzGerald
Leader of Fianna Fáil
In office
7 December 1979 – 6 February 1992
Deputy
  • George Colley
  • Ray MacSharry
  • Brian Lenihan Snr
  • John Wilson
Preceded byJack Lynch
Succeeded byAlbert Reynolds
Minister for Social Welfare
In office
5 July 1977 – 12 December 1979
TaoiseachJack Lynch
Preceded byBrendan Corish
Succeeded byMichael Woods
Minister for Health
In office
5 July 1977 – 11 December 1979
TaoiseachJack Lynch
Preceded byBrendan Corish
Succeeded byMichael Woods
Minister for Finance
In office
10 November 1966 – 7 May 1970
TaoiseachJack Lynch
Preceded byJack Lynch
Succeeded byGeorge Colley
Minister for Agriculture
In office
8 October 1964 – 10 November 1966
TaoiseachSeán Lemass
Preceded byPaddy Smith
Succeeded byNeil Blaney
 (Agriculture & Fisheries)
Minister for Justice
In office
11 October 1961 – 8 October 1964
TaoiseachSeán Lemass
Preceded byOscar Traynor
Succeeded byBrian Lenihan Snr
Parliamentary Secretary to the
Minister for Justice
In office
24 June 1959 – 11 October 1961
TaoiseachSeán Lemass
Preceded byNew office
Succeeded byBrian Lenihan Snr
Teachta Dála
In office
June 1981 – November 1992
ConstituencyDublin North-Central
In office
June 1977 – June 1981
ConstituencyDublin Artane
In office
March 1957 – June 1977
ConstituencyDublin North-East
Personal details
Born
Charles James Haughey

(1925-09-16)16 September 1925
Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland
Died13 June 2006(2006-06-13) (aged 80)
Kinsealy, Dublin, Ireland
Cause of deathProstate cancer
Resting placeSt. Fintan's Cemetery, Sutton
NationalityIrish
Political partyFianna Fáil
Spouse(s)
Maureen Lemass (m. 1951)
RelationsSeán Lemass (father-in-law)
Children4, including Seán
EducationSt. Joseph's School
Alma mater
Occupation
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata
Military service
Allegiance Ireland
Branch/service Irish Army
Years of service1941–1957
UnitArmy Reserve

Charles James Haughey (16 September 1925 – 13 June 2006) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was Taoiseach on three different occasions: 1979 to 1981, March 1982 to December 1982 and 1987 to 1992.

He was also Minister for the Gaeltacht from 1987 to 1992, Leader of the Opposition from 1981 to 1982 and 1982 to 1987, Leader of Fianna Fáil from 1979 to 1992, Minister for Social Welfare and Minister for Health from 1977 to 1979, Minister for Finance from 1966 to 1970, Minister for Agriculture from 1964 to 1966, Minister for Justice from 1961 to 1964 and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Justice from 1959 to 1961.

He was a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1957 to 1992.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Charles J. Haughey". Oireachtas Members Database. Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 1 June 2009.

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