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James Dooge

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James Clement Dooge (30 July 1922 – 20 August 2010) was an Irish Fine Gael politician, engineer, climatologist, hydrologist and academic who served as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1981 to 1982, Leader of the Seanad and Leader of Fine Gael in the Seanad from 1982 to 1987 and Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann from 1973 to 1977. He served as a Senator from 1961 to 1977 and 1981 to 1987. Dooge had a profound effect on the debate over climate change, in the world of hydrology and in politics in the formation of the European Union. His career spanned academia, politics and international affairs with his roles including a period as Minister for Foreign Affairs, Acting President of Ireland (Presidential Commission), chairman of the report that led to the Single European Act (SEA) and the Maastricht Treaty, Professor of Engineering in University College Cork and University College Dublin, President of the International Council for Science (ICSU), President of the Royal Irish Academy and Ch
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