John Redmond: Ireland's forgotten national leader 100 years on from his death

He came close to achieving Home Rule, reshaped the formerly divided Irish Parliamentary Party into a formidable political force and opposed Partition, yet John Redmond was for many years largely excised from the narrative of Irish history. Ahead of the centenary of his death next week, historian Dermot Meleady assesses Redmond's legacy

John Redmond with his second wife Amy and daughter Johanna Picture: Courtesy Redmond family private collection
Dermot Meleady
AS A schoolboy studying history in Dublin some decades ago, I was intrigued by the way in which teachers and textbooks treated the 25-year period between the death of Charles Stewart Parnell and the 1[...]

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