Ted Nealon Journalist
(Edward) Ted Nealon (born 1 November 1929) is a former Irish Fine Gael politician and journalist. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1981 general election as a Teachta Dála (TD) for Sligo-Leitrim, and was re-elected at each subsequent general election until he retired from politics at the 1997 general election. He served as Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture from 1981 to 1982 in the Fine Gael–Labour Party government of the 22nd Dáil. After the November 1982 general election, another Fine Gael–Labour Party coalition was returned to office in the 24th Dáil under Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald. In February 1983, he was appointed Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach (with responsibilities for Arts and Culture). He was also Minister of State at the Department of Posts and Telegraphs, subsequently becoming Minister of State at the Department of Communications when the department was renamed. He is also well known as the editor and compiler of Nealon's Guide to the Dáil. This book comes out after every general election and is regarded as the 'bible' of political statistics and information.
|Date of birth|
|November 24th, 1929|
|Republic of Ireland|
|Date of death|
|January 28th, 2014 at age of 84|
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Fine Gael is a centre-right political party in the Republic of Ireland. It is the largest party in Ireland in the Oireachtas, in local government, and in terms of Members of the European Parliament. The party has a membership of over 35,000, and is the senior partner governing in a coalition with the Labour Party, with the Fine Gael party leader Enda Kenny serving as Taoiseach. Enda Kenny has led the party since 2002. Fine Gael was founded on 8 September 1933 following the merger of its parent party Cumann na nGaedheal, the National Centre Party and the National Guard. Its origins lie in the struggle for Irish independence and the pro-Treaty side in the Irish Civil War, identifying in particular Michael Collins as the founder of the movement. Fine Gael is sometimes considered to be more on the political right in comparison to its main rival, Fianna Fáil. But Fine Gael has rarely governed Ireland without the Labour Party, a social-democratic party on the centre-left of Irish politics, apart from brief minority governments, as in 1987.