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Irish Politicians

Irish Politicians




Politics in the Republic of Ireland, and Northern Ireland, has had a complex and eventful history. The following is an overview of the Irish politicians who have helped to shape the face of Ireland today.

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Daniel O’Connell (1775-1847) was an Irish Catholic lawyer who was deeply involved in the struggle for peaceful Irish independence. Often nicknamed “The Liberator”, he...[...]

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Eamon de Valera (1882-1975) is an Irish politician who played a major role in the creation of the Irish Free State. Considered the father...[...]

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James Connolly (1868-1916) was one of the principal leaders in the struggle for independence from the Irish Republic. A politician deeply rooted in a...[...]

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Margaret Thatcher is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. Nicknamed the “Iron Lady”, she...[...]

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Gerry Conlon (1954-2014), is a Northern Irish man who was a victim of the terrible miscarriage of justice of the Guildford Four. Wrongly convicted...[...]

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Mary McAleese (1951- ) was the 8th President of the Republic of Ireland. She took office on 12 November 1997 and has always been...[...]

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Joseph Mary Plunkett (1887-1916) was a Dublin nationalist who was involved in the Irish nationalist struggle of the early 1900s. A great writer, poet...[...]






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