Tuesday May 26, 2020

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

11th August, 2019

Party: Cumann na nGaedheal (later Fine Gael)

Constituency: North Kilkenny, Carlow-Kilkenny, Cork Borough

In office: December 1922-March 1932

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

Large public capital projects could be run through an “independent panel of international experts” as part of public spending reforms, according to the Department of Public Expenditure

Daniel Murray | 6 months ago

The contract covers the supply of office stationery to a range of government bodies and agencies, including the HSE, universities, hospitals, councils and schools

Michael Brennan | 6 months ago

Party would launch the ‘largest public house building programme that Ireland has ever seen’ and a national health service

Aiden Corkery | 6 months ago