Jim Fitzsimons

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James "Jim" Fitzsimons (born 16 December 1936) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician.[1]

A publican from Navan, County Meath, he was educated at St. Patrick's Classical School in Navan. Fitzsimons was elected to the 21st Dáil as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) for the Meath constituency on his first attempt at the 1977 general election,[2] and re-elected until retiring at the 1987 general election to concentrate on his European Parliament seat. He was succeeded in the Dáil by Noel Dempsey.

He briefly served as a Minster of State for Industry and Energy during the short-lived 1982 Haughey Government.

He was elected as a MEP at the 1984 European Parliament election and retained his seat for 20 years, until retiring at the 2004 European Parliament election.

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  1. ^ "Mr. Jim Fitzsimons". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jim Fitzsimons". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

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