Monday April 6, 2020

Biography of Griffith reveals complex truth

Biography; Arthur Griffith; By Owen McGee; Merrion Press, €33.25

29th November, 2015
Arthur Griffith: a socially awkward intellectualGetty

Sometimes, history is made by the least likely people. Arthur Griffith’s military moustache and stylish pince-nez gave him an imposing appearance, but the working-class Dubliner was essentially a shy man. He found it difficult to address friends by their first name or make conversation with anyone who was not a voracious reader like himself.

Despite these social limitations, Griffith will always be remembered for one of the most momentous decisions ever made by...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

On International Women’s Day, Dr Caroline West tackles a strangely taboo subject – periods – and looks at why less secrecy and shame, and more chat and education, are better for everybody

Caroline West | 4 weeks ago

Poor Sad Childless Jen is over. All hail Hot Happy Childfree Jen, in possession of a brand-new Sag award and the undying love of her famous ex

Emer McLysaght | 2 months ago