Charles Haughey

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Birthday
16, 1925
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Jun 13, 2006 (80)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
16, 1925
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Jun 13, 2006 (80)

About

After serving as Irish Minister for Justice, Agriculture, Finance, Health, and Social Welfare, this Fianna Fáil party politician became a three-term Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland.

Before Fame

After earning a business degree from University College Dublin, he served in the Irish Local Defence Force and went on to become both a barrister and an accountant.

Trivia

One of the most controversial politicians in Irish history, he was involved in several political scandals, including the 1970 Arms Crisis and the 1982 GUBU Affair.

Family Life

His marriage to Maureen Lemass resulted in four children, including a son, Seán, who also had a career in Irish politics. While married to Lemass, Haughey had a more than two-decade-long affair with gossip writer Terry Keane.

Associated With

He and fellow Fianna Fáil party leader Brian Cowen both held office as Taoiseach of Ireland.