Ger Connolly

Gerard C. Connolly (born 16 April 1937) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician.[1] A farmer and auctioneer, Connolly was first elected to the 19th Dáil as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Laois–Offaly constituency on his first attempt at the 1969 general election and re-elected until retiring at the 1997 general election.[2]

When Charles Haughey became Taoiseach in 1979, Connolly was appointed Minister of State at the Department of the Environment and was re-appointed to the same position during the Haughey Governments of 1982, 1987, and 1989.

He was not appointed a Minister of State under the succeeding Albert Reynolds government and retired in 1997.


  1. ^ "Gerard C. Connolly". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Ger Connolly". Retrieved 4 November 2012.