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


Party: Cumann na nGaedheal (later Fine Gael)

Constituency: North Kilkenny, Carlow-Kilkenny, Cork Borough

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