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 Garret FitzGerald - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
FitzGerald's mother, the former Mabel McConville, who, although an ardent nationalist and republican herself, came of Ulster unionist Protestant stock and left a lasting affect on her son's political philosophy.
FitzGerald declined, choosing instead to follow in his father's footsteps by joining the rival Fine Gael party where he was hugely influenced by the ideas of the TD, Declan Costello.
FitzGerald was elected to Dáil Éireann in 1969, the same year he obtained his PhD for a thesis later published under the title "Planning in Ireland." He became an important figure almost immediately in the parliamentary party and his liberal ideas were seen as a counterweight to the conservative leader, Liam Cosgrave.
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 Encyclopedia: Garret FitzGerald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Garret FitzGerald (Irish name: Gearóid MacGearailt) (born February 9, 1926) was the seventh Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland, serving two terms in office; July 1981 to February 1982, and December 1982 to March 1987.
FitzGerald was elected to Seanad Éireann in 1965 and was subsequently elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fine Gael Teachta Dála in 1969.
His former rival and former Taoiseach, Garret FitzGerald, has said that Haughey had the potential to be one of the best Taoisigh the country ever had, however, his preoccupation with wealth and power clouded his judgement.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Garret-FitzGerald   (1001 words)

 Garret FitzGerald: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Garret FitzGerald (Irish (The Celtic language of Ireland) : Gearóid MacGearailt) (born February 9, 1926) was the seventh Taoiseach (additional info and facts about Taoiseach) of the Republic of Ireland (additional info and facts about Republic of Ireland), serving two terms in office; July 1981 to February 1982, and December 1982 to March 1987.
Garret FitzGerald was born in Dublin (Capital and largest city and major port of the Irish Free State) in 1926 into a very politically active family.
FitzGerald's mother, Mabel, who, although an ardent nationalist and republican herself, came of Ulster unionist (A worker who belongs to a trade union) stock and proved to leave a lasting affect on her son's political philosophy.
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 Seanad Éireann - Volume 64 - 24 April, 1968 - Imposition of Duties (Dumping and Subsidies) Bill, 1967: Committee Stage.
Garret FitzGerald: I should like to protest that we were not notified of this when we were discussing taking motions because had the House known that we would be sitting here with nothing to do we would have taken a very different view on the question of the motions.
Garret FitzGerald: I may have misled the Senator, perhaps, by taking a particular example, using the flourmilling industry as an illustration of the way in which responsibilities are divided between two Departments, as a historical example of the division of responsibilities.
Garret FitzGerald: I see it may be wiser to do so though it is not often that here it makes that much difference because the Commission under the terms of the amendment would not take this action unless they were of opinion there was a risk.
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 Dr. Garret FitzGerald
As a journalist, Dr. FitzGerald has, since the 1950's, been a regular contributor to many newspapers and periodicals throughout the English speaking world and, during the 1960's, was the Ireland correspondent for the BBC, the Economist and the Financial Times.
FitzGerald entered politics in 1965 with his election to the Senate (the Upper Chamber of the Irish Parliament) and his appointment to the Front Bench of the main opposition party - Fine Gael.
FitzGerald is currently Chancellor of the National University of Ireland; Director of a number of private companies primarily engaged in export market consultancy and in software production; Chairman of the Board of Rila Inc., a George Soros Company utilising the skills of computer programmers from Bulgaria in sectors like E-Commerce.
www.g17plus.org.yu /english/files/cv/fitz.html   (667 words)

 Seanad Éireann - Volume 63 - 01 August, 1967 - Livestock Marts Bill, 1967: Committee Stage.
Garret FitzGerald: First of all, it would appear to me that the Minister holds that the Cork Co-operative Mart is not carrying on its business, which is the business of selling livestock by auction, at the place where they hold their board meetings.
Garret FitzGerald: If the business of Cork Co-operative Mart is the business of selling livestock by auction and if they are carrying on their business vis-á-vis the business of selling livestock by auction where the board meets, then the place where the board meets must be licensed.
Garret FitzGerald: I understood the Minister to say that my amendments as drafted would mean that people could sell livestock at some place other than a mart by putting up a stall or some such structure and that it would not be a licensed mart.
historical-debates.oireachtas.ie /S/0063/S.0063.196708010003.html   (13097 words)

 Seanad Éireann - Volume 64 - 29 November, 1967 - Redundancy Payments Bill, 1967: Committee Stage.
Garret FitzGerald: I am a little puzzled by what the Minister says as [109] to section 49 which I do not very much like in its present form but is designed to give him the power to exclude people in pensionable employment from the operation of the scheme.
Garret FitzGerald: What I shall propose when we come to it is that we should do some such thing as they have in the British Act where the Minister has power to exclude people in other schemes from this scheme or to modify other schemes so that people are included under this Bill.
Garret FitzGerald: Of course, there would be a dispute, but at least under my amendment it is clear that the criterion for settlement of a dispute would be the interest of the employee.
www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie /S/0064/S.0064.196711290004.html   (13846 words)

 Welcome to CET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Garret A. FitzGerald, M.D. Colin Funk, Ph.D. Garret A. FitzGerald, M.D. Robinette Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Vezza, R., Habib, A., and FitzGerald, G.A. Differential coupling of the thromboxane receptor isoforms with Gh.
Cheng, Y., Austin, S.C., Rocca, B., Koller, B.H., Coffman, T.M., Lawson, J.A. and FitzGerald, G.A. Role of prostacyclin in the cardiovascular response to thromboxane A2.
www.med.upenn.edu /cet/faculty/indexf.html   (957 words)

 University of Pennsylvania : Research at Penn : Health :: A Man of Many Parts
FitzGerald notes that the structure that gives him responsibility for the two centers and the department sends an important message about aligning the missions of scientists in the lab and physician-researchers who work with patients.
FitzGerald stresses that he takes the most pride in serving as a role model for the young scientists who are looking to do both basic research and clinical work.
Garret FitzGerald says that he remains very interested in seeing his home country become more of a research leader and is "very much engaged with what's going on there." Still, he appreciates the "happy synthesis of crisis and opportunity" that led him back across the Atlantic to Penn.
www.upenn.edu /researchatpenn/preview/article.php?484&hlt   (3231 words)

 Charles Haughey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was here where Haughey became interested in politics and also where he met another of his great political rivals, Garret FitzGerald.
The campaign was enhanced and hyped up by a live debate on RTÉ between Haughey and the Fine Gael leader, Garret FitzGerald, over the major issues.
In November 1985 the Anglo-Irish Agreement was signed between Garret FitzGerald and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
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 The Australian Ireland Fund - News
Fitzgerald was quite passionate when speaking of the failed attempts to find a political solution between 1973 and 1981.
A native of Dublin, Garret FitzGerald was born in 1926.
FitzGerald is currently Chancellor of the National University of Ireland, elected in November 1997, upon the resignation of Dr T K Whitaker.
www.irlfunds.org /australia/news_9.asp   (1681 words)

 Garret Fitzgerald Biography / Biography of Garret Fitzgerald Biography
The Irish taoiseach or prime minister Garret FitzGerald (born 1926) was deeply committed to religious and cultural tolerance and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic and to constitutional and structural changes serving those ends.
Garret FitzGerald was born on February 9, 1926, the son of Desmond and Mabel (McConnell) FitzGerald.
FitzGerald received his primary education at St. Brigid's School in Bray, County Wicklow, and started his secondary education at an Irish-language boarding school, Coláiste na Rinne, in Dungarvan, County Waterford, but completed it at Belvedere College in Dublin.
www.bookrags.com /biography-garret-fitzgerald   (220 words)

 | W o r l d B o o k |   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (1896-1940), was the leading writer of America's Jazz Age, the Roaring Twenties, and one of its glittering heroes.
Fitzgerald, Penelope (1916-2000), was a British novelist and biographer.
FitzGerald, Garret (1926-...), was Taoiseach (prime minister) of the Republic of Ireland from December 1982 until March 1987.
www.worldbook.com /wc/wbSearch?st1=FitzGerald   (118 words)

 Bextra Ups Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
In a new study, Garret FitzGerald, MD, PharmD, of the University of Pennsylvania, says he looked at data of Bextra use in more than 2,000 heart bypass surgery patients and nearly 5,700 arthritis patients.
FitzGerald notes that his findings do not come from a placebo-controlled trial, which is the gold standard of medical evidence in which a drug is compared to a placebo.
FitzGerald says he is not recommending that Cox-2 inhibitors be taken off the market but that he thinks patients with heart disease should be advised of the risk associated with the drugs.
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 Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
FitzGerald was born into a political family of revolutionary persuasions during the infancy of the Irish Free State.
In his prime ministry, FitzGerald pushed for liberalization of Irish laws on divorce, abortion, and contraception and also strove to build bridges to the Protestants in Northern Ireland.
FitzGerald is author of a number of books, including Planning in Ireland (1968), Towards a New Ireland (1972), and Unequal Partners (1979).
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 Drug Injury Watch: FDA Drug-safety Oversight Efforts Must Improve to Avoid Another Vioxx Debacle
Garret FitzGerald, a highly regarded medical doctor at the University of Pennsylvania, told a conference in Edinburgh, Scotland that the problems surrounding the Vioxx recall in the U.S. could happen, again, with a different unsafe drug unless the FDA makes some fundamental changes.
FitzGerald said that a much more sophisticated approach by the FDA as regards its drug safety oversight role is necessary in order to avoid a repeat of the Vioxx debacle.
FitzGerald told the Edinburgh audience that he is hopeful that systemic improvements will be made at the FDA insofar that drug safety issues are now being given more priority at the federal agency since the Vioxx recall.
www.drug-injury.com /druginjurycom/2005/05/fda_needs_more_.html   (729 words)

 Garrett, Garratt and Girards and variants Family Website - Family Project Website
From the point of view of studying the relationship of various Garret lines it is important to realize that there could be as many as 18 different Garret, Fitzgerald, and Chamberlain lines, each developing from the 18th century yeomen named Gerard.
Henry Garratt concludes that Gerards became Garrets or variants on the fact that the geographical locations of the Gerards at the time of the Domesday Survey, were the same geographical locations that Garrets and variants were found in the next 100 years or so.
Some of the Garret families in Ireland were descended from the soldiers of the Earl Fitzgerald who was Earl Marshal of Ireland.
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 FITZGERALD of Kildare
During his revolt, Dublin Castle is besieged and Fitzgerald (now 10th earl of Kildare) offers his allegiance to the Pope instead of to the 'schismatic' Henry.
With the assistance of Shane O'Neil, Earl of Tyrone and James Fitzgerald, Earl of Desmond, he was eventually sent to France until such time as he could return.
He was probably related to the well known Fitzgerald family, the knights of Glin.
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 USATODAY.com - Drugs like Vioxx may raise risks, reports say   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
FitzGerald led the studies, which were designed by him but funded by the drug companies.
FitzGerald called on the FDA to change its advice to patients and doctors to reflect the new safety concerns.
But FitzGerald and colleagues published two studies in 1999 and another in 2001 suggesting that these drugs were sparing the stomach at the expense of the heart.
www.usatoday.com /news/health/2004-10-06-drug-risks_x.htm   (632 words)

 Penn Researchers Add More Evidence to Demonstrate Role of COX Inhibitors in Heart-Disease Risk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Six years ago Garret FitzGerald, MD, Director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at Penn, raised the possibility that selective COX-2 inhibitors might predispose patients otherwise at risk for an increased incidence of heart attack and stroke.
In this first study, the researchers used a conventional statistical approach called meta-analysis to combine the findings of two trials to obtain a stronger estimate of the risk of heart attack plus stroke than is possible from looking at either trial alone.
FitzGerald adds: “The clear emergence of a cardiovascular hazard from COX-2 inhibitors in patients, the weak rationale for a study of their protective properties in the first instance, and now this evidence from mice would indicate to me that a trial in high-risk patients, such as that proposed for Celebrex is, at best, ill advised.”
www.uphs.upenn.edu /news/News_Releases/jan05/COX.htm   (1170 words)

 ireland.com - The Irish Times - IRELAND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Garret FitzGerald, Fine Gael leader in succession to Liam Cosgrave, dominated the political landscape along with Haughey throughout the 1980s.
His real feelings for FitzGerald were expressed in private or within the confines of the sort of semi-private relationships (sometimes with journalists) in which he felt safe.
The most striking is his response to the 1985 Anglo-Irish Agreement, which was negotiated by FitzGerald and gave the Republic a right to be consulted on a range of matters concerning the governance of Northern Ireland.
www.ireland.com /newspaper/special/1999/eyeon20/1980e.htm   (1756 words)

 Medical World Communications
FitzGerald, whose soft Irish brogue has become a contrarian voice in pharma, now contends that while these so-called Cox-2-inhibitor drugs are dangerous to some, they should remain on the market.
A handful of drug companies, including Merck, Ono Pharmaceutical and France's Servier, are now working with FitzGerald, the chairman of pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania, to unearth successors to the now-disgraced Cox-2 class of painkillers.
FitzGerald, who is one of the world's best guides to the intricacies of prostaglandins, began calling for more scrutiny of Celebrex and Vioxx after doing studies on them in humans that were funded by the drugmakers themselves.
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 PhRMA Foundation - 2004 Awards - Success Stories
Garret A. FitzGerald, M.D. 2004 Award in Excellence of Clinical Pharmacology
Garret FitzGerald is a distinguished scientist and pharmacologist.
FitzGerald received a 1983 Faculty Development Award in Clinical Pharmacology from the PhRMA Foundation.
www.phrmafoundation.org /stories/fitzgerald.php   (180 words)

 Political Studies Association
Dr Garret FitzGerald has spent a lifetime acting constructively in reshaping Irish politics, North and South.
In 1965 Dr FitzGerald was voted into the Irish Senate before being elected to Dail Eireann in 1969.
Before this, in 1983, he was responsible for the creation of the New Ireland Forum, which he hoped would help establish “a new arrangement with Britain that would reduce the alienation of the northern nationalist minority”.
www.psa.ac.uk /awards2003/fitzgerald.htm   (445 words)

 Irish Times Article - Barron inquiry conclusions wrong - Garret FitzGerald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Former Taoiseach Dr Garret FitzGerald has said that the Barron inquiry reached "incorrect conclusions" about the 1973/77 Fine Gael/Labour coalition government's handling of the Dublin/Monaghan bombings.
However, Dr FitzGerald said he could not "see why Mr Cosgrave would have felt it appropriate, or necessary" to pass this information to the Garda team investigating the atrocity.
Former Taoiseach Dr Garret FitzGerald has said that the Barron inquiry reached "incorrect conclusions" about the 1973/77 Fine Gael/Labour coalition government's handling of the Dublin/Monaghan bombings.
www.ireland.com /newspaper/front/2003/1220/222373720HM1GARRET.html   (363 words)

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