Brian Lenihan Snr, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Brian Lenihan Snr

Irish Fianna Fáil politician

Date of Birth: 17-Nov-1930

Place of Birth: Dundalk, Leinster, Ireland

Date of Death: 01-Nov-1995

Profession: politician, diplomat, association football player

Nationality: Ireland, Irish Free State

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Brian Lenihan Snr

  • Brian Patrick Lenihan (17 November 1930 – 1 November 1995) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as Tánaiste from 1987 to 1990, Minister for Defence from 1989 to 1990, Minister for Agriculture from March 1982 to December 1982, Minister for Fisheries from 1977 to 1979, Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1987 to 1989, 1979 to 1981 and January 1973 to March 1973, Minister for Transport and Power from 1969 to 1973, Minister for Education from 1968 to 1969, Minister for Justice from 1964 to 1969, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Justice and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Lands from 1961 to 1964.
  • He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) from 1961 to 1973 and from 1977 to 1995.
  • He served as a Senator for the Industrial and Commercial Panel from 1957 to 1961 and 1973 to 1977.
  • He also served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Oireachtas from 1973 to 1977.He was a member of a family political dynasty; his father, Patrick Lenihan, and sister both followed him into Dáil Éireann; his sister Mary O'Rourke sitting in cabinet with him.
  • Two of his sons, Brian Lenihan Jnr and Conor Lenihan, became TDs in the 1990s.
  • Brian Lenihan Jnr served as Minister for Finance and Conor was Minister of State in the government of Taoiseach Brian Cowen.
  • Two phrases associated with Lenihan Snr, No problem and On mature recollection, entered the Irish political lexicon.

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