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Patrick Hillery

Patrick John Hillery was an Irish Fianna Fail politician and the sixth President of Ireland from 1976 until 1990. First elected at the 1951 general election as a Fianna Fail TD for County Clare, he remained in Dail Eireann until 1973. During this time he served as: Minister for Education 1959–1965, Minister for Labour 1966–1969 and Minister for Industry & Commerce 1965–1966, Minister for External Affairs 1969–1973. He was Irelands first European Commissioner, serving for three years until he became President in 1976. He never faced an election, because both time he ran for president he was ...