Fergus O'Brien, Irish Fine Gael politician, Died at 86

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Fergus O’Brien was born on March 30, 1930,in Dublin and died on October 20, 2016.

He was an Irish Fine Gael politician.

Fergus O’Brien was educated at the College of Technology, Bolton Street before becoming involved in politics.

He was elected to Dáil Éireann on his second attempt at the 1973 general election as a Fine Gael Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin South-East constituency.

When the boundary changes were completed, he was re-elected at the 1977 general election for Dublin South-Central and held the seat at the 1981 general election but was defeated at the February 1982 general election.

O’Brien was re-elected for Dublin South-Central at the November 1982 general election and held the seat until retirement in 1992.

From 1981 to February 1982, he served as the Government Chief Whip in Garret FitzGerald’s first government.

Fergus O’Brien returned as Chief Whip once again at the end of FitzGerald’s second government, serving from 1986 until 1987.

O’Brien was Lord Mayor of Dublin from 1980 to 1981.

Fergus O’Brien passed away at 86 years old.

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