Jim Tunney (Irish politician)


Jim Tunney (Irish politician)

Jim Tunney ( _ga. Séamas Ó Tonnaigh; 25 December 1923 – 16 January 2002) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician.

Jim Tunney was born in Dublin in 1923. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann in the 1969 general election as a Teachta Dála (TD) for Dublin North West. He served continuously until losing his seat in the 1992 general election. During that period he served as Parliamentary Secretary and Minister of State in three governments. He served as Leas Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann. He was also Chairman of Fianna Fáil for ten years and served as Lord Mayor of Dublin.

He also played for the Dublin Senior football team. [ [http://www.anfearrua.com/ViewSectionDetail.asp?docid=12 An Fear Rua - What do the recently jailed Liam Lawlor TD and Kevin Fennelly have in common? ] ] He was on the winning side for Dublin in the All-Ireland Junior Football Championship in 1948.

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