Sunday Business Post: Liam Cosgrave’s legacy

My article on Liam Cosgrave’s legacy appears in today’s issue of the Sunday Business Post newspaper.

First elected to the Dáil at the age of twenty-three in 1943, Liam Cosgrave was a man of ambition. Having become leader of Fine Gael in 1965, he further followed in the footsteps of his father, WT Cosgrave, and became Taoiseach after the 1973 general election. When Fine Gael, under his leadership, formed the National Coalition with Labour, the new government proved that there was a viable alternative to Fianna Fáil. This in itself was an important achievement.

It’s behind a pay wall, but if you have a subscription, you can read the article in full here.

Published by Dr Ciara Meehan

I am Head of History and Reader in History at the University of Hertfordshire. I am the author of 'The Cosgrave Party: a History of Cumann na nGaedheal, 1923-1933' (Royal Irish Academy, 2010) and 'A Just Society for Ireland? 1964-1987' (Palgrave, 2013). I also co-edited 'A Formative Decade: Ireland in the 1920s' (Irish Academic Press, 2015) and 'Perceptions of Pregnancy from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century' (Palgrave, 2017).

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