Patrick Hogan


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(1891–1936). As minister for agriculture 1922–32 Hogan was on the conservative wing of Cumann na nGaedheal, opposing protectionism, and advocating minimal taxation, in order to keep down the price of Irish agricultural exports. However, he also introduced close regulation to maintain the standard of Irish produce, and in 1923 put through the last of the Land Acts that since the 1870s had changed the ownership of rural Ireland. A fatal car crash prematurely ended his political career.

From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: European History.

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