Fergus O'Brien

Fergus O'Brien (30 March 1930 – 19 October 2016) was an Irish Fine Gael politician.[1]

Fergus O'Brien
Government Chief Whip
In office
13 February 1986 – 10 March 1987
TaoiseachGarret FitzGerald
Preceded bySeán Barrett
Succeeded byVincent Brady
In office
11 November 1981 – 9 March 1982
TaoiseachGarret FitzGerald
Preceded byGerry L'Estrange
Succeeded byBertie Ahern
Minister of State at the Department of Defence
In office
13 February 1987 – 10 March 1987
TaoiseachGarret FitzGerald
Preceded bySeán Barrett
Succeeded byVincent Brady
In office
11 November 1981 – 9 March 1982
TaoiseachGarret FitzGerald
Preceded byGerry L'Estrange
Succeeded byBertie Ahern
Teachta Dála
In office
November 1982 – November 1992
In office
June 1977 – February 1982
ConstituencyDublin South-Central
In office
February 1973 – June 1977
ConstituencyDublin South-East
Personal details
Born(1930-03-30)30 March 1930
Kimmage, Dublin, Ireland
Died19 October 2016(2016-10-19) (aged 86)
Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyFine Gael
Spouse(s)Peggy O'Brien
Children6
Alma materDublin Institute of Technology

O'Brien was born in Dublin in 1930. He was educated at the College of Technology, Bolton Street before becoming involved in politics. O'Brien was elected to Dáil Éireann on his second attempt at the 1973 general election as a Fine Gael Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin South-East constituency.[2] After boundary changes, he was re-elected at the 1977 general election for Dublin South-Central and held the seat at the 1981 general election, but was defeated at the February 1982 general election. He was re-elected for Dublin South-Central at the November 1982 general election, and held the seat until retirement in 1992.

From 1981 to February 1982, O'Brien was Government Chief Whip in Garret FitzGerald's first government. He returned as Chief Whip once again at the end of FitzGerald's second government, serving from 1986 until 1987.

He was Lord Mayor of Dublin from 1980 to 1981.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fergus O'Brien". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Fergus O'Brien". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
Civic offices
Preceded by
William Cumiskey
Lord Mayor of Dublin
1980–1981
Succeeded by
Alexis FitzGerald
Political offices
Preceded by
Gerry L'Estrange
Government Chief Whip
1981–1982
Succeeded by
Bertie Ahern
Minister of State at the Department of Defence
1981–1982
Preceded by
Seán Barrett
Government Chief Whip
1986–1987
Succeeded by
Vincent Brady
Minister of State at the Department of Defence
1986–1987