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|Caption||Jack Lynch interviewed for 'Gaelic Report' (1969)|
Dorgan, Daniel Valentine (1934 - 2001)
Lynch, John (1917 - 1999)
Broadcaster and journalist Val Dorgan (left) interviews An Taoiseach Jack Lynch for the weekly RTÉ Television series on GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) affairs, 'Gaelic Report', on 9 January 1969. This edition of the programme was broadcast on 27 January 1969; a still from this shoot accompanied the RTÉ Guide preview published on 24 January 1969.
Jack Lynch served as a Fianna Fáil TD for the borough constituency of Cork from 1948-69, for Cork City North-West (1969-77) and for Cork City (1977-79). He served as Minister for Education (1957-9), Minister for Industry and Commerce (1959-65) and Minister for Finance (1965-6) becoming Taoiseach in 1966. He was Taoiseach from 1966-1973 and 1977-79. Lynch was also an accomplished sportsman, winning four GAA All-Ireland hurling medals in succession from 1941-44, a football medal in 1945 and a further hurling medal in 1946.
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(09/Jan/1969 - 09/Jan/1969)