Ruairí Ó Brádaigh: The Life and Politics of an Irish Revolutionary

Ruairí Ó Brádaigh: The Life and Politics of an Irish Revolutionary

Ruairí Ó Brádaigh: The Life and Politics of an Irish Revolutionary

Höfundur:
Robert W. White
Rafbók

A biography and analysis of the influential Irish political and military leader.

At his death in 2013, Ruairí Ó Brádaigh remained a divisive and influential figure in Irish politics and the Irish Republican movement. He was the first person to serve as chief of staff of the Irish Republican Army, as president of the political party Sinn Féin, and to have been elected, as an abstentionist, to the Dublin parliament. He was a prominent, uncompromising, and articulate spokesperson of those Irish Republicans who questioned the peace process in Northern Ireland. His concern was rooted in his analysis of Irish history and his belief that the peace process would not achieve peace. He believed that it would support the continued partition of Ireland and result in continued, inevitable, conflict.

The child of Irish Republican veterans, Ó Brádaigh led IRA raids, was arrested and interned, escaped and lived “on the run,” and even spent a period on a hunger strike. Because he was an effective spokesman for the Irish Republican cause, he was at different times excluded from Northern Ireland, Britain, the United States, and Canada. He was also a key figure in the secret negotiation of a bilateral IRA-British truce in the mid-1970s.

In a brief afterword for this new edition, author Robert W. White addresses Ó Brádaigh’s continuing influence on the Irish Republican Movement, including the ongoing “dissident” campaign. Whether for good or bad, this ongoing dissident activity is a part of Ruairí Ó Brádaigh’s enduring legacy.

“A tour de force. Indispensable for all Irish studies collections… Essential.”—Choice

Tungumál:
enska
Flokkur:
Ævisögur

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Útgefandi:
Indiana University Press
Útgefið:
2021-03-12
ISBN:
9780253048325

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