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Ray MacSharry

Personal data
Date of birth29 April 1938(age 78)
Place of birthSligo, Ireland
Political partyFianna Fáil
SpouseElaine MacSharry
Children6
OccupationBusinessman
European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development
In office6 January 1989 - 4 January 1993
Succeeded byRené Steichen
Preceded byFrans Andriessen
Irish European Commissioner
In office6 January 1989 - 4 January 1993
Succeeded byPádraig Flynn
Preceded byPeter Sutherland
Minister for the Public Service
In office10 March 1987 - 20 March 1987
Succeeded byJohn P. Wilson
Preceded byJohn Bruton
Minister for Finance
In office10 March 1987 - 24 November 1988
Succeeded byAlbert Reynolds
Preceded byJohn Bruton
In office9 March 1982 - 14 December 1982
Succeeded byAlan Dukes
Preceded byJohn Bruton
Tánaiste
In office9 March 1982 - 14 December 1982
Succeeded byDick Spring
Preceded byMichael O'Leary
Minister for Agriculture
In office12 December 1979 - 30 June 1981
Succeeded byAlan Dukes
Preceded byJim Gibbons
Minister of State at the Department of the Public Service
In office1 January 1978 - 12 December 1979
Succeeded bySeán Calleary
Preceded byNew position

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Raymond (Ray) MacSharry (born 29 April 1938) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician, who served in a range of cabinet positions, most notably as Tánaiste, Minister for Finance and European Commissioner.


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