The Redmond-O'Brien Press Gang

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RedmondJohn Redmond (1 September 1856 - 6 March 1918) was elected as MP in 1881 and became leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP) in 1900. Redmond’s public support for the First World War meant the IPP became associated with the high Irish death toll, as depicted above. By 1918 both the party and Redmond himself were in terminal decline. He died of a heart attack on 6 March 1918 and the IPP was decimated in the election the following December.

Cartoon by Ernest Kavanagh, DCLA Birth of the Republic Collection

Redmond-O'Brien Press Gang


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