Remembering Seán MacBride Who Died 25 Years Ago Today

RTÉ Archives remembers Seán MacBride (2 January 1904 - 15 January 1988), who died 25 years ago today.

The son of John MacBride and Maud Gonne, Seán MacBride was born in Paris where he lived until 1916 when he moved to Ireland. Following the political footsteps of his parents, MacBride went on to become Chief-of-Staff of the IRA, a Human Rights campaigner, co-founder of Amnesty International, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and a United Nations Commissioner.

In this RTÉ News report Seán MacBride talks to Derek Davis about his involvement with the IRA and his work with Amnesty International which won him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1974.

This RTÉ News report was broadcast on 7 December, 1974.

MacBride died from pneumonia at the age of 83.

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