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Former Fianna Fáil Minister George Colley

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Caption   Former Fianna Fáil Minister George Colley
Personalities/Groups   Colley, George (1925 - 1983)
Description   Former Fianna Fáil Minister George Colley, on the lawn outside Leinster House, Dublin on 31 July 1970. He is smiling and looking to the left of shot. This still was taken for the RTÉ Stills Library.

George Colley was first elected a TD for Dublin North-East in 1961. He served as Minister for Lands (1964), Minister for Education (1965), Minister for Industry and Commerce (1966-70) and Minister for Finance and the Gaeltacht (1970-73). He was appointed Tánaiste and Minister for Finance and the Public Service in 1977 and unsuccessfully contested the leadership of Fianna Fáil in 1979. He was Minister for Energy from 1979-81.  
Collection   RTÉ Stills Department  
Photographer   Holton, Thomas  
Date of photograph   31/Jul/1970
(31/Jul/1970 - 31/Jul/1970)  
Rights holder   RTÉ  
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