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Brendan Daly (born 2 February 1940), is a former Fianna Fáil Party politician in Ireland. He was a long-serving Teachta Dála (TD), government minister, and Senator.

Daly was born in February 1940 in Cooraclare, County Clare, and educated locally at CBS Kilrush. His political career began at the 1973 general election, when he was elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil TD, taking over in Eamon de Valera's and Dr. Patrick Hillery's old constituency. He held his seat at six further general elections before losing it at the 1992 election. He was returned to the 28th Dáil at the 1997 general election but was defeated again in the 2002 election.

Daly was a strong supporter of Charles Haughey during his period as Fianna Fáil leader. In 1980 Daly became Minister of State at the Department of Labour. In 1982 he joined the Cabinet as Minister for Fisheries & Forestry. When Fianna Fáil returned to power after the 1987 general election he once again became a minister, this time as Minister for the Marine in the Twentieth Government of Ireland.

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