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Lecture on Paddy Smith TD Léacht faoin Teachta Dála Paddy Smith

  • Start / Tús:
  • 10.03.16
  • Bailieborough Library, Co Cavan
  • Leabharlann Choill an Chollaigh, Co. an Chabháin
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Bailieborough Library to host lecture on Paddy Smith, the longest serving TD in Dáil history.

Beidh Leabharlann Choill an Chollaigh ina óstach ar léacht faoi Paddy Smith a chaith an tréimhse is faide mar Theachta Dála i stair na Dála.

Paddy Smith was born near Bailieborough, County Cavan on the 17th July 1901 and joined an IRA flying column at the age of 16.

He fought on the anti treaty side during the Civil War and was interred in Dundalk and Newbridge. He was elected to the Dáil in 1923 and at every subsequent election up to and including the 1973 General Election. He served for 53 years and 11 months. He was Minister for Agriculture from 1957 to 1964 when he became the first Minister of the State to resign on a matter of principle. The Government intervened in a building strike in October 1964 and he was opposed to this.

The lecture will be delivered by Tom Feeney who lectures in history in UCD and will take place on Thursday, 10th March 2016.

Rugadh Paddy Smith cóngarach le Coill an Chollaigh, Contae. an Chabháin ar an 17 Iúil 1901 agus bhí sé mar bhall den Cholúin Reatha in Óglaigh na hÉireann (IRA) nuair a bhí sé sé bliana déag d’aois.

Throid sé ar thaobh an frith-Chonartha i rith An Chogadh Cathartha agus cuireadh i bpríosún é i nDún Dealgan agus san Droichead Nua. Toghadh é sa Dáil i 1923 agus i ngach toghchán ina dhiaidh sin go dtí an toghchán i 1973. Bhí sé ina Theachta Dála ar feadh beagnach ceithre bliana is caoga. Bhí sé ina Aire Talmhaíochta ó 1957 go 1964 go dtí gur éirigh sé as a phóst ar bhon prionsabail de. Ní raibh sé sásta nuair a rinne an Rialtas idirghabháil ar stailc tógálá i mí Dheireadh Fomhair 1964.

Tabharfaidh Tom Feeney, atá ina léachtóír in Ollscoil na hÉireann, Baile Átha Cliath léacht ar Paddy Smith ar an Déardaoin 10 Márta 2016.

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