Austin Stack

(1879—1929) Irish republican activist

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(1879–1929), commandant of the Kerry Brigade of the Irish Volunteers in 1916. Stack was responsible for making contact with the Aud, which contained the arms sent over from Germany, but failed to do so. He was arrested and sentenced to death but this was commuted. As minister for home affairs in the first Dáil government he was responsible for organizing the Dáil courts. He rejected the Anglo-Irish treaty and fought in the Irish Civil War. He remained a leading member of Sinn Féin and the second Dáil until his death in 1929.

From The Oxford Companion to Irish History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: European History.

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