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James Tully

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Born Sep 18, 1915

James "Jim" Tully was a prominent Irish trade unionist, politician and Deputy Leader of the Irish Labour Party who served as a minister in a series of Fine Gael-Labour Irish coalition governments. A native of Carlanstown, near Kells in County Meath, Tully was educated in Carlanstown schools and in St. Patrick's Classical School in Navan. He served as a member of Dáil Éireann for Meath from 1954 to 1957 and from 1961 to 1982.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1915 Birth Born in 1915.

THIRTIES

1954 39 Years Old A native of Carlanstown, near Kells in County Meath, Tully was educated in Carlanstown schools and in St. Patrick's Classical School in Navan. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Labour Party Teachta Dála (TD) for the Meath constituency at the 1954 general election.

FORTIES

1957 42 Years Old He lost his seat at the 1957 general election, but was re-elected at the 1961 general election and served until 1982.

FIFTIES

1973 58 Years Old When Labour entered into a coalition government with Fine Gael in 1973, he was appointed Minister for Local Government.

LATE ADULTHOOD

1977 62 Years Old While serving in that post he gained prominence for a massive increase in the building of public housing, and notoriety for an attempt to gerrymander Irish constituencies to ensure the re-election of the National Coalition at the 1977 general election. … Read More
1981 66 Years Old 1 More Event
Tully was appointed Deputy Leader of the Labour Party under Michael O'Leary in 1981, and Minister for Defence in the short-lived 1981–82 Fine Gael-Labour Party government.
1992 77 Years Old Died in 1992.
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