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Dr Paddy Hillery

Dr Patrick John (Paddy) Hillery

Born: 2 May 1923     Died: 12 April 2008    Age: 84 years 11 months 10 days
Born in Miltown Malbay, County Clare in 1923. Educated Rockwell College and University College, Dublin. Qualified as medical doctor. Member of Dail for Clare (1951-73). Minister for Education (1959-65), Minister for Industry and Commerce (1965-66), Minister for Labour (1966-69) and Minister for External Affairs (1969-72). While Minister for External Affairs he was responsible for the conduct of the negotiations for Ireland's entry into the European Community in 1973. Vice-President of the Commission of the European Communities with special responsibility for Social Affairs (1973-76). President of Ireland (1976-90).

Relatives: John Hillery (Son), Brian Hillery (Nephew)

Websites:    Oireachtas   Wikipedia  

 Date    Election    Party    Status    Constituency    Seat    Count    Votes    Share    Quota 

  3 January 1973     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Appointed    EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities 
  2 July 1969     Office      Fianna Fail lozenge   Appointed    Minister for External Affairs [ref]
 1951     14th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Clare    3          4,063     9.79%     
 1954     15th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Clare    4          6,189     15.28%     
 1957     16th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Clare    4          6,026     16.70%     
 1961     17th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Clare    2          12,687     37.74%     
 1965     18th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Clare    2          14,372     41.78%     
 1969     19th Dail      Fianna Fail lozenge    Elected     Clare    2          6,848     24.67%     
 1976     President      Non party/Independent lozenge    Elected     Ireland    1     1      Unopposed   
 1983     President      Non party/Independent lozenge    Elected     Ireland    1     1      Unopposed   
  3 January 1973     Office      No political affiliation lozenge   Resigned    Minister for External Affairs 
  3 December 1976     Office      No political affiliation lozenge   Resigned    EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities 

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