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Irish writer and politician Conor Cruise O'Brien (1987)

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Caption   Irish writer and politician Conor Cruise O'Brien (1987)
Personalities/Groups   O'Brien, Conor Cruise (1917 - 2008)
Description   Irish writer and politician Conor Cruise O'Brien at a reception in RTÉ's Administration Building in February 1987. John Sorohan, then Assistant Director-General of RTÉ, is just visible on the extreme left of shot.

Conor Cruise O'Brien served in the Department of External Affairs in the 1940s and was seconded to the UN during the Congo crisis of 1961. He won a seat for the Labour Party in the 1969 general election and served as Minister for Posts and Telegraphs in the 1973-77 coalition government. He has published several books including 'To Katanga and Back' (1962), 'States of Ireland' (1973) and a biography of Edmund Burke 'The Great Melody' (1992).  
Collection   RTÉ Stills Department  
Photographer   Rowe, John  
Date of photograph   01/Feb/1987
(01/Feb/1987 - 01/Feb/1987)  
Rights holder   RTÉ  
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