Portraits in Power: Liam Cosgrave

Appointed taoiseach of a Fine Gael-Labour government in 1973, Liam Cosgrave proved himself a canny coalition leader by putting a number of clever and ambitious politicians into unexpected and key posts. Unfortunately, global economic events were to prove the government’s undoing, writes Eunan O’Halpin

11th August, 2019

Party: Fine Gael

Constituency: Dublin County, Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown

In office: March 1973- July 1977

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