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    John Redmond – The National Leader by Dermot Meleady

    John Redmond – The National Leader by Dermot Meleady

    Dermot Meleady has written a biography of one of Ireland’s most tragic and overlooked political figures of the 21st century. John Redmond, while best known for the instrumental role he played in passing the third Home Rule Bill, also successfully implemented a series of important reforms between 1900 and 1910 which have been described as social revolutions. Amid increasing militant resistance from Ulster unionists to Home Rule, the outbreak of World War 1 and the 1916 Easter Rising, public opinion would turn against him and cast him down from triumphant prime minister in waiting to the status of Ireland’s lost ...

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