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Cosgrave, Liam(Encyclopedia)Cosgrave, Liam kz´grv [key], 1920–2017, Irish statesman; son of William Cosgrave. After studying law, he entered the Dáil Éireann as a Fine Gael member in 1943 and served as minister of comme...
O'Flaherty, Liam(Encyclopedia)O'Flaherty, Liam l´m fl´hrt [key], 1897–1984, Irish novelist, b. Aran Islands, Co. Galway. Many of his realistic novels have a compassionate interest in troubled people caught in the t...
Chopin, Kate O'Flaherty(Encyclopedia)Chopin, Kate O'Flaherty shpn´ [key], 1851–1904, American author, b. St. Louis. Of Creole-Irish descent, she married (1870) a Louisiana businessman and lived with him in Natchitoches parish an...
Hamann, Johann Georg(Encyclopedia)Hamann, Johann Georg y´hän g´ôrk hä´mn [key], 1730–88, German Protestant theologian, b. Königsberg (now Kaliningrad). Although opposed to the rationalism of Kant and the German Enlighte...
Cosgrave, William Thomas(Encyclopedia)Cosgrave, William Thomaskz´grv, 1880–1965, Irish statesman; father of Liam Cosgrave. A member of Sinn Féin, he fought in the Easter Rebellion (1916) and was sentenced to life imprisonment. Fre...
FitzGerald, Garrett(Encyclopedia)FitzGerald, Garrett, 1926–2011, Irish political leader. After studying economics and law, he lectured (1959–73) in political economy at his alma mater, University College. He was first elected to ...
Fine Gael(Encyclopedia)Fine Gael f´n gl [key], Irish political party. Formed in 1933, it was the successor of the party founded by William Cosgrave that held power from the creation of the Irish Free State in 1922 un...
Ireland, Republic of(Encyclopedia)Ireland, Republic of, Gaelic, Eire, republic (2015 est. pop. 4,700,000), 27,136 sq mi (70,282 sq km). It occupies all but the northeastern corner of the island of Ireland in the British Isles. (For ph...
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