About the Site

This is the official memorial website for the former Taoiseach, Charles J. Haughey, which has been established with the consent of his family. It is a work in progress and is intended to provide factual information on his career in public life and on his considerable contribution and achievements over many decades.

Some Personal Initiatives in Public Life

Administration
  • Establishment of the Department of the Marine
  • Provision of Government Buildings
  • Cultural
  • Acceptance of Tyrone Guthrie's house for centre
  • Establishment of Temple Bar
  • Establishment of the Irish Museum of Modern Art
  • Establishment of the National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace
  • Founding of Aosdána
  • Funding, Restoration and Revamp of National Gallery
  • Preservation of St Enda's, Rathfarnham
  • Provision of Blasket Island Heritage Centre
  • Provision of the Céide Fields Heritage Centre
  • Provision of the Creative Artist's Tax Exemption
  • Restoration of Early Christian Church of St. Doulagh's, Balgriffin, Co. Dublin: Church and Baptismal Font
  • Siamsa Tíre New Theatre Centre in Tralee
  • Heritage
  • Dublin Castle: Restoration of Castle and provision of International Conference Centre
  • Establishment of
  • Establishment of National Heritage Council
  • Restoration of Customs House
  • Restoration of Royal Hospital, Kilmainham
  • Humanitarian
  • Establishment of Gorta – State overseas aid organisation for famine relief
  • Infrastructure
  • Development of Dingle Harbour and provision of Marina
  • Provision of New Piers at Cape Clear, Inisturk, Inis Boffin
  • Rebuilding of Ballinamore/Ballyconnell Canal
  • Support and funding of Knock Airport
  • Support and Funding of Knock Airport
  • Justice
  • Established Garda Síochána Training Centre at Templemore (First major decentralisation operation)
  • Established Juvenile Liaison Officer Scheme in An Garda Síochána
  • Inaugurated programme of Penal Reform including introduction of 'Day Release'
  • Law Reform
  • Abolition of Capital Punishment in 1964
  • Civil Liability Act
  • Provision of Free Legal Aid
  • Succession Act
  • Social
  • Abolition of rates on small farms (under £20 valuation)
  • Beaumont Hospital planned and commissioned in record 4 years
  • Beaumont Hospital: Planned and commissioned in record four years
  • Establishment of Dublin City University
  • Establishment of First and Second Commissions on the Status of Women
  • Establishment of First Commission on Travellers
  • Farmer's Dole: Social Welfare Bill – new method of assessing income from land for unemployment benefit by reference to its rateable valuation
  • Free Travel and Electricity for the elderly
  • Free Travel, Electricity for the elderly
  • Introduced special provisions for Disabled Drivers: abolished road tax; free petrol scheme introduced
  • Economy
  • Established the National Science Council
  • Establishment of the International Financial Services Centre
  • Establishment of the National Treasury Management Agency
  • Introduced and implemented Social Partnership concept and Programmes for Economic Recovery and Development(PNR,PESP)
  • Promotion of an International Irish Bloodstock Industry by tax incentives
  • Environment
  • Declaration of seas around Ireland as Whale and Dolphin Sanctuary
  • Established the National Maritime Institute
  • Nomination of Ireland's 1990 Presidency of Europe as "Green Presidency"
  • Support and funding of Prof. Ó Céidigh's Marine Research Centre at Carna