(1872–1963), Labour leader. Born in Liverpool, a commercial traveller in Belfast from 1900, he became president of the Irish Trade Union Congress (see irish congress of trade unions) in 1916 and took an active part in the campaign against conscription in 1918. As Dáil deputy for Co. Dublin 1922–7 he was the first leader of the parliamentary Labour Party. He subsequently sat in the Senate of the Irish Free State 1928–36.
From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.
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