Jim Gibbons, who was a native of Co Kilkenny, Ireland served as a TD (Teachta Dála) for the Carlow-Kilkenny constituency for 25 years. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 1957. During his time as a TD Jim Gibbons, who was a member of the Fianna Fáil Party, served as a Government Minister on two occasions.
James Gibbons was born in Kilkenny in 1924. He was educated at the at St Kieran’s College Kilkenny before entering University College Dublin to study medicine. He left after two years to take up farming in Kilkenny and became involved in politics as a member of the Fianna Fáil Party. Gibbons was elected to Kilkenny County Council in 1954.
In the 1957 General Election Jim Gibbons was first elected to Dáil Éireann for the Carlow-Kilkenny constituency. With the exception of a brief period in 1981, he served as TD for the constituency until he retired in 1982. During his time as a TD he was Minister of State at the Department of Finance. He was also appointed to the serve in Government as Minister for Defence and later as Minister for Agriculture. He died at the age of 73 on December 20th 1997.
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