16th September 1925
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Charles J. Haughey was born on 16th September 1925 on Mountain View, Castlebar, and died on 13th June 2006 in Kinsealy, Dublin. He was Taoiseach of Ireland 1979–81; 1982; 1987–92.

The house that Charles J. Haughey was born in has a plaque over the door with the inscription, "In this house was born An Taoiseach, Charles J. Haughey T.D. on the 16th December 1925`'.  Haughey was one of seven children.  He entered politics as a local councillor in Dublin in 1953 and was first elected to the Dáil as a Fianna Fáil TD in 1957.  He held many profile positions including Minister for Justice 1961/1964, Minister for Agriculture 1964/1966, Minister for Finance 1966/1970, Minister for Health 1977/1979, Minister for Social Welfare 1977/1979, before becoming Leader of Fianna Fáil in 1979.

There is an RTE clip from the archive on the unveiling of the plaque here:




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