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In Photos: Dr Garret FitzGerald

Dr Garret FitzGerald’s interest in politics began early in life, and continued right up through the latest general election.

File photo of Garret FitzGerald from 1987, when he tendered his resignation.
File photo of Garret FitzGerald from 1987, when he tendered his resignation.
Image: Photocall Ireland

FORMER TAOISEACH Dr Garret Fitzgerald has passed away aged 85.

The former Fine Gael leader had served two terms as Taoiseach in the 1980s and was appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs in 1973.

His interest in politics began at a very early age as he followed in his father Desmond’s footsteps, and continued throughout his life. Desmond FitzGerald was a founder member of Cumann na nGaedheal and Ireland’s first Minister for External Affairs. Garret recently served as a tallyman in his old Dublin South East constituency during the general election.

An overwhelming number of tributes to his life and career have been appearing on Twitter this morning in response to news of his death.

FitzGerald is survived by his three children and ten grandchildren.

Here are a small selection of the many images taken of Dr FitzGerald throughout his public life:

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    File photo dated 22/12/08 of Garret FitzGerald with former Irish President Mary Robinson. (Niall Carson/PA Wire)
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    Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald with his Tánaiste Dick Spring in 1986. (Photocall Ireland)
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    Dr Garrett FitzGerald pictured with Taoiseach Bertie Ahern as Ahern collects an honorary doctorate in 2006. (Niall Carson/PA)
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    Former Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald watches as counting begins in the Lisbon Treaty referendum at the RDS Election Count Centre, in Dublin on 3 October 2009. (Niall Carson/PA Wire)
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    File photo dated 15 November 985 of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Garret FitzGerald signing the Anglo-Irish Ulster agreement at Hillsborough Castle, Belfast. (PA Wire)
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    Garret FitzGerald and wife Joan on the campaign trail in the early 80s. (Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
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    Taoiseach FitzGerald with new Dublin Lord Mayor Bertie Ahern in 1986. (Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
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    Garret Fitzgerald celebrates his 75th birthday in 2001 with a kiss from granddaughters Ciara and Reachba. (Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland)
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    Charles Haughey shakes Garret FitzGerald's hand before a televised debate between the rival party leaders. (Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
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    Garret FitzGerald and John Bruton at the launch of FitzGerald's book in 1991. (Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
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    Garret FitzGerald leaving the South East Dublin count centre during the 1989 general election. (Photocall Ireland)
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    Garret FitzGerald with his granddaughter Reachbha canvassing for a Yes vote in the Lisbon Treaty referendum 2009. (Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
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    FitzGerald is one of the Council of State meeting to consider the constitutionality of new legislation covering banking sector restructuring and finance. (Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
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    Former Taoisigh Bertie AHern and Garret Fitzgerald meet for a UCD Law Society debate on the Lisbon Treaty in 2009. (James Horan/Photocall Ireland)
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    Aongus O hAongusa, Director of the Nat Library of Ireland, shows Dr Garret FitzGerald and Dr John Bowman election powers from 1932. (Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)
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    Garret FitzGerald views a 1932 election poster for his father's campaign at the National Library of Ireland in April 2009. (Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)
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    Former Taoisigh Garret FitzGerald and Albert Reynolds attending a conference on the economy at Dublin Castle in 2008. (Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)
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    (left to right) Albert Reynolds, Liam Cosgrave, Garret Fitzgerald during a service to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the first Dail Éireann at the Mansion House Round Room in Dublin. (Mick Quinn/mqphoto/PA Wire)

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