Jim Gibbons (Irish politician)

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James M. Gibbons (3 August 1924 – 20 December 1997) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as Minister for Agriculture from 1970 to 1973 and 1977 to 1979, Minister for Defence from 1969 to 1970 and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance from 1965 to 1969. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Carlow–Kilkenny constituency from 1957 to 1981 and February 1982 to November 1982. He also served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 1973 to 1977.[1]

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Jim Gibbons
Minister for Agriculture
In office
5 July 1977  11 December 1979
TaoiseachJack Lynch
Preceded byMark Clinton
Succeeded byRay MacSharry
In office
7 May 1970  14 March 1973
TaoiseachJack Lynch
Preceded byNeil Blaney
Succeeded byMark Clinton
Minister for Defence
In office
2 July 1969  7 May 1970
TaoiseachJack Lynch
Preceded byMichael Hilliard
Succeeded byJerry Cronin
Parliamentary Secretary
Teachta Dála
In office
February 1982  November 1982
In office
March 1957  June 1981
Member of the European Parliament
In office
30 January 1973  11 June 1977
ConstituencyOireachtas Delegation
Personal details
James M. Gibbons

(1924-08-03)3 August 1924
Kilkenny, Ireland
Died20 December 1997(1997-12-20) (aged 73)
Waterford, Ireland
Political partyFianna Fáil
Margaret O'Neill
(m. 1950)
Children11, including Martin and Jim
Alma materUniversity College Dublin