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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Members of the Nineteenth Dáil - Jim Tunney

Jim Tunney (25 December 1923 – 16 January 2002) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician.

Tunney was born in Dublin in 1923. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin North–West constituency at the 1969 general election. He served continuously in the Dáil until losing his seat at the 1992 general election, having been a TD for Dublin Finglas from 1977 to 1981 when Dublin constituencies were reconfigured as 3-seaters, before being returned for Dublin North–West in 1981. During that period he served as Parliamentary Secretary and Minister of State in three governments. He served as Leas-Cheann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann. He was also Chairman of Fianna Fáil for ten years and served as Lord Mayor of Dublin from 1984 to 1985.

He also played for the Dublin Senior football team. He was on the winning side for Dublin in the All-Ireland Junior Football Championship in 1948.

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