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Ted Nealon

Politician

(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. Prior to going into politics, Nealon was a well-known current  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1929-11-01
Profession
Politician

Political career

Party From To
Fine Gael

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