Kevin Boland

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Kevin Boland (15 October 1917 – 23 September 2001) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as Leader of Aontacht Éireann from 1971 to 1976, Minister for Social Welfare from 1961 to 1966 and 1969 to 1970, Minister for Local Government from 1966 to 1970 and Minister for Defence from 1957 to 1961. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1957 to 1970.[1]

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Kevin Boland
Leader of Aontacht Éireann
In office
19 September 1971  27 June 1976
Preceded byNew position
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Minister for Social Welfare
In office
2 July 1969  9 May 1970
TaoiseachJack Lynch
Preceded byJoseph Brennan
Succeeded byJoseph Brennan
In office
11 November 1961  10 November 1966
TaoiseachSeán Lemass
Preceded bySeán MacEntee
Succeeded byJoseph Brennan
Minister for Local Government
In office
10 November 1966  9 May 1970
TaoiseachJack Lynch
Preceded byNeil Blaney
Succeeded byBobby Molloy
Minister for Defence
In office
20 March 1957  11 November 1961
TaoiseachSeán Lemass
Preceded bySeán Mac Eoin
Succeeded byGerald Bartley
Teachta Dála
In office
June 1969  20 September 1970
ConstituencyDublin County South
In office
March 1957  June 1969
ConstituencyDublin County
Personal details
Born(1917-10-15)15 October 1917
Dublin, Ireland
Died23 September 2001(2001-09-23) (aged 83)
Dublin, Ireland
Political partyFianna Fáil
Other political
Aontacht Éireann (1971–1976)
SpouseCecilia Boland
EducationSt Joseph's, Fairview

He is one of eight TDs appointed as a Minister at the beginning of their first term in the Dáil.