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Jack Lynch 1917-1999

Born in Cork. First elected in 1948 and held Ministries in Education, Industry and Commerce, and Finance He was Taoiseach from 1966-1973 and again 1977-9. It was during his time in office that the Northern conflict began and ministers in his cabinet were charged with gun running. Des O’Malley gave the funeral oration. He is buried in Cork.