Cathal Brugha – Who’s Who in the Irish Revolution

The Irish War of Independence

Though he held some of the most important roles in the War of Independence little is known about Cathal Brugha’s life as he left very few written records.

He served as President of Dáil Éireann until Éamon de Valera was released from prison and as Minister for Defense he refused to take a salary for what he considered to be his civic duty.

Most well known for his bitter denunciation of Micheal Collins during the Treaty debates, Brugha was a complex figure who had a major influence on the Irish Revolution.

Credit The Irish Nation Lives

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