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William Thomas Cosgrave at College Green, Dublin (1920s)

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Caption   William Thomas Cosgrave at College Green, Dublin (1920s)
Personalities/Groups   Cosgrave, William Thomas (1880 - 1965)
Description   President WT Cosgrave addressing a large crowd at College Green, Dublin 1920s.
WT Cosgrave was a member of Sinn Féin when he was elected to the Dublin City Council in 1919. He fought in the Easter Rising in 1916. Cosgrave was the first President (Prime Minister) of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State 1922-1932. He was co-founder of Cumann na nGaedheal in 1923. This party became Fine Gael in 1933.  
Collection   RTÉ Cashman Collection  
Photographer   Cashman, Joseph (1881-1969)  
Rights holder   RTÉ  
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