Charles Haughey

Irish politician and head of government

Charles James Haughey (16 September 1925 – 13 June 2006) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He was Taoiseach on three different occasions: 1979 to 1981, March 1982 to December 1982 and 1987 to 1992.

Charles Haughey
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Born16 September 1925 Edit this on Wikidata
Castlebar (Irish Free StateEdit this on Wikidata
Died13 June 2006 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 80)
Dublin Edit this on Wikidata
Resting placeSt. Fintan's Cemetery, Sutton Edit this on Wikidata
Alma mater
  • University College Dublin Edit this on Wikidata
OccupationPolitician Edit this on Wikidata
Political partyFianna Fáil Edit this on Wikidata
Spouse(s)Maureen Haughey Edit this on Wikidata
ChildrenSeán Haughey Edit this on Wikidata
Website Edit this on Wikidata
Position heldTaoiseach (1987–1992), Minister for Social Protection (1977–1979), Minister for Health (1977–1979), Minister for Finance (1966–1970), Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (1964–1966), Minister for Justice and Equality (1961–1964), Leader of Fianna Fáil (1979–1992), Taoiseach (1982–1982), Taoiseach (1979–1981), Minister for Defence (1990–1991), Minister for Finance (1991–1991), Minister for Education and Skills (1982–1982), Teachta Dála (1989–1992), Teachta Dála (1987–1989), Teachta Dála (1982–1987), Teachta Dála (1982–1982), Teachta Dála (1981–1982), Teachta Dála (1977–1981), Teachta Dála (1973–1977), Teachta Dála (1969–1973), Teachta Dála (1965–1969), Teachta Dála (1961–1965), Teachta Dála (1957–1961) Edit this on Wikidata

He was also Minister for the Gaeltacht from 1987 to 1992, Leader of the Opposition from 1981 to 1982 and 1982 to 1987, Leader of Fianna Fáil from 1979 to 1992, Minister for Social Welfare and Minister for Health from 1977 to 1979, Minister for Finance from 1966 to 1970, Minister for Agriculture from 1964 to 1966, Minister for Justice from 1961 to 1964 and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Justice from 1959 to 1961.

He was a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1957 to 1992.[1]


  1. "Charles J. Haughey". Oireachtas Members Database. Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 1 June 2009.

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