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Des Foley
Desmond "Des" Foley (12 September 1940 – 5 February 1995) was an Irish Gaelic footballer and hurler of the 1950s and 1960s. He was also a politician and represented Fianna Fáil
Fianna Fáil
in Dáil Éireann.[1]Contents1 Sports 2 Politics 3 See also 4 ReferencesSports[edit] Des Foley was born into a farming family at Kinsealy, County Dublin
County Dublin
in 1940. As a young man he showed particular skill at Gaelic games, winning four Dublin
Dublin
County Senior Hurling
Hurling
Championships with the St Vincents GAA club, having earlier captained the school team of St Joseph's C.B.S. Fairview which brought the All-Ireland Colleges football title to Dublin
Dublin
for the first time. Foley captained the Dublin
Dublin
minor football team which won the All-Ireland Final in 1958
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Dual Player
Dual player[1] or dual star[2] is a term used in Irish English
Irish English
to describe someone who competes in multiple sports - for example in Victorian Ireland cricket and hurling.[3] The term today in Gaelic games typically describes a male player who plays both Gaelic football and hurling or, if a female player, a player of ladies' Gaelic football and camogie. The player does not necessarily have to play at the same standard in both sports
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Dublin County North (Dáil Éireann Constituency)
Dublin County North was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1969 to 1981. The method of election was the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).Contents1 History 2 Boundaries 3 TDs 4 Elections4.1 1977 general election 4.2 1973 general election 4.3 1969 general election5 See also 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] The constituency was created under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1969 for the 1969 general election, electing 4 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). Under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1974, it was reduced to 3 seats from 1977 onwards
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Leinster
Patron Saint: Brigid[3] a. ^ Leinster
Leinster
contains the entirety of the Dublin
Dublin
constituency and parts of the South and Midlands–North-West constituencies; Leinster contains 49.8% of the population of the Midlands–North-West constituency and 25.9% of the population of the South constituency.[4] Leinster
Leinster
(/ˈlɛnstər/ — Irish: Laighin / Cúige Laighean — pronounced [ˈl̪ˠaːjɪnʲ] / [ˈkuːɟə ˈl̪ˠaːjɪnˠ]) is one of the Provinces of Ireland
Provinces of Ireland
situated in the east of Ireland. It comprises the ancient Kingdoms of Mide, Osraige and Leinster. Following the 12th-century Norman invasion of Ireland, the historic fifths of Leinster
Leinster
and Mide gradually merged, mainly due to the impact of the Pale, which straddled both, thereby forming the present-day province of Leinster
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Dublin GAA
The DubsThe Boys in Blue The Liffeysiders The MetropolitansCounty colours:Sky blue, Navy          Ground(s): Parnell Park, Donnycarney Croke Park, DrumcondraDominant sport: Gaelic footballCompetitionsNFL: Division 1NHL: Division 1AFootball Championship: Sam Maguire Cup Hurling
Hurling
Championship: Liam MacCarthy CupLadies' Gaelic football: Brendan Martin CupCamogie: O'Duffy CupStandard kitRegular kitChange kitThe Dublin County
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Galway
Galway
Galway
(/ˈɡɔːlweɪ/; Irish: Gaillimh, pronounced [ˈɡalʲɪvʲ]) is a city in the West of Ireland
Ireland
in the province of Connacht. Galway
Galway
City
City
Council is the local authority for the city. Galway
Galway
lies on the River Corrib
River Corrib
between Lough Corrib
Lough Corrib
and Galway Bay
Galway Bay
and is surrounded by County Galway
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Teachta Dála
A TD (plural TDanna in Irish[1] or TDs in English; full Irish form Teachta Dála /ˌtjɒxtə ˈdɔːlə/, Irish: [ˈtʲaxt̪ˠə ˈd̪ˠɑːlˠə],[2] plural Teachtaí Dála)[3] is a member of Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas
Oireachtas
(the Irish Parliament). It is the equivalent of terms such as "Member of Parliament" (MP) or "Member of Congress" used in other countries. The official translation of the term is "Deputy to the Dáil",[4] although a more literal translation is "Assembly Delegate".[citation needed]Contents1 Overview 2 History 3 Style 4 Salaries and expenses 5 See also 6 ReferencesOverview[edit] For electoral purposes, the country is divided into areas known as constituencies, each of which elects three, four, or five TDs
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Dublin County (Dáil Éireann Constituency)
Dublin County was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1921 to 1969
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Irish General Election, 1965
Seán Lemass Fianna FáilSubsequent Taoiseach Seán Lemass Fianna FáilThe Irish general election of 1965 was held on 7 April 1965. The newly elected members of the 18th Dáil assembled at Leinster House
Leinster House
on 21 April when the new Taoiseach
Taoiseach
and government were appointed. The general election took place in 42 parliamentary constituencies throughout Ireland for 144 seats in the lower house of parliament, Dáil Éireann.Contents1 Campaign 2 Television and radio 3 Result3.1 Voting summary 3.2 Seats summary4 First time TDs 5 Re-elected TDs 6 Outgoing TDs 7 See also 8 ReferencesCampaign[edit] The general election of 1965 was caused by the ruling Fianna Fáil party's failure to gain a seat in a by-election
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Irish General Election, 1969
Jack Lynch Fianna FáilSubsequent Taoiseach Jack Lynch Fianna FáilThe Irish general election of 1969 was held on 18 June 1969. The newly elected members of the 19th Dáil assembled at Leinster House
Leinster House
on 2 July when the new Taoiseach
Taoiseach
and government were appointed. The general election took place in 42 parliamentary constituencies throughout Ireland for 144 seats in the lower house of parliament, Dáil Éireann.Contents1 Campaign 2 Result2.1 Voting summary 2.2 Seats summary3 First time TDs 4 Re-elected TDs 5 Outgoing TDs 6 By-elections 7 See also 8 ReferencesCampaign[edit] The general election of 1969 saw two new leaders of the two main parties fight their first general election. Jack Lynch
Jack Lynch
of Fianna Fáil had become Taoiseach
Taoiseach
in 1966 and was attempting to win his first election
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Dublin
Dublin
Dublin
(/ˈdʌblɪn/, Irish: Baile Átha Cliath[11] Irish pronunciation: [ˌbʲlʲɑː ˈclʲiə]) is the capital of and largest city in Ireland.[12][13] Dublin
Dublin
is located in the province of Leinster
Leinster
on the east coast of Ireland, at the mouth of the River Liffey and bordered on the South by the Wicklow Mountains
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Jim Gibbons (Irish Politician)
James Brian 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.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Political career2.1 Minister for Defence (1969–70) 2.2 Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries (1970–73) 2.3 In opposition (1973–77) 2.4 Minister for Agriculture (1977–79) 2.5 Later political career3 Retirement 4 Death 5 See also 6 ReferencesEarly life[edit] Born in Bonnettsrath, County Kilkenny, Gibbons was born into a very politically minded family
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Arms Crisis
The Arms Crisis
Arms Crisis
was a political scandal in the Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
in 1970 in which Charles Haughey
Charles Haughey
and Neil Blaney were dismissed as cabinet ministers for alleged involvement in a conspiracy to smuggle arms to the Irish Republican Army in Northern Ireland. At the ensuing Arms Trial, charges against Blaney were dropped, and Haughey and the other alleged conspirators were found not guilty
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Irish General Election, 1973
Jack Lynch Fianna FáilSubsequent Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave Fine GaelThe Irish general election of 1973 was held on 28 February 1973. The newly elected 144 members of the 20th Dáil assembled at Leinster House on 4 March when the new Taoiseach
Taoiseach
and government were appointed. The general election took place in 42 parliamentary constituencies throughout Ireland for 144 seats in the lower house of parliament, Dáil Éireann.Contents1 Campaign 2 Court case 3 Result3.1 Voting summary 3.2 Seats summary4 First time TDs 5 By-elections 6 Outgoing TDs 7 See also 8 ReferencesCampaign[edit] By the time the general election was called in 1973, Fianna Fáil
Fianna Fáil
had been in power for almost sixteen consecutive years. During that period the party had seen three different leaders, Éamon de Valera, Seán Lemass and the current leader of the party, Jack Lynch
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Des Ferguson
Des Ferguson is a former inter county Gaelic footballer with Dublin. He played his club football and with St Vincents. He won the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship with Dublin in 1958 and 1963. He moved to Meath and began playing with Gaeil Colmcille winning Meath Senior Football Championship titles with them in 1966 and 1968.[1] External links[edit]Official Dublin Website Hoganstand.comReferences[edit]^ [1]v t eDublin – 1958 All-Ireland Senior Football Champions (16th title)1 P. O'Flaherty 2 L. Foley 3 M. Wilson 4 Joe Timmons 5 C. O'Leary 6 J. Crowley 7 J. Boyle 8 John Timmons 9 S. Murray 10 P. Haughey 11 O. Freaney 12 D. Ferguson 13 P. Farnan 14 J. Joyce 15 K. Heffernan (c)Subs used M. Whelan for S. Murray P
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List Of Dublin Senior Hurling Team Captains
This article lists players who have recently captained the Dublin senior hurling team in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship and the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. List of Captains[edit]Year Player Club National titles Provincial titles1996 John Twomey Erins Isle1997 Conor McCann Faughs1998 Conor McCann Faughs1999 Sean Power Commercials2000 Sean Power Commercials2003 David Sweeney Ballyboden St. Enda's2004 Kevin Flynn O'Tooles2005 David Curtin Ballyboden St. Enda's2006 Philip Brennan O'Tooles2007 Philip Brennan O'Tooles2008 Stephen Hiney[1] Ballyboden St. Enda's2009 Stephen Hiney Ballyboden St. Enda's2010 Stephen Hiney[2] Ballyboden St. Enda's2011 John McCaffrey[3] Lucan Sarsfield'sReferences[edit]^ "Hiney to lead the Dubs". HoganStand.ie. Hogan Stand. 23 January 2008. Retrieved 19 April 2011.  ^ "Hiney to continue as hurling captain". RTÉSport.ie. Radio Telefís Éireann. 12 January 2010
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