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Jim Gibbons at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis (1970)

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Caption   Jim Gibbons at the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis (1970)
Programme   Fianna Fail Ard Fheis 1970  
Programme type    
Personalities/Groups   Gibbons, James (1924 - 1997)
Description   Fianna Fáil Minister for Defence Jim Gibbons, at his party's Ard Fheis in Dublin's Mansion House, on 18 January 1970. RTÉ Television's current affairs programme '7 Days' broadcast live from the Ard Fheis on 17 January 1970. The RTÉ Guide published an article about the Ard Fheis in its edition of 16 January 1970.

Jim Gibbons was elected a TD for Carlow-Kilkenny in 1957. He was Minister for Defence between 1969 and 1970 (during the period of the Arms Trial) and also served as Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries (1970-73) and (1977-79). He lost his seat in the 1981 election before regaining it in February 1982, losing it finally in November 1982.  
Collection   RTÉ Stills Department  
Photographer   Gaffney, Des  
Date of photograph   18/Jan/1970
(18/Jan/1970 - 18/Jan/1970)  
Rights holder   RTÉ