Tim Pat Coogan

Tim Pat Coogan

Portraits in Power: WT Cosgrave

Portraits in Power: WT Cosgrave

WT Cosgrave was referred to as a ‘ninny’ by Éamon de Valera, but this deceptively mild-mannered man would defy objectors to allow the Anglo-Irish Treaty to be ratified and ruthlessly stem the chaos of the aftermath of the Civil War, writes Tim Pat Coogan