John Charles McQuaid: Ruler of Catholic Ireland

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O'Brien Press, 1999 - Biships - 526 pages
This biography looks at one of Ireland's most powerful figures who became effectively the ecclesiastical Prime Minister of a clerical state. The book examines his years as Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland, and his subsequent amassing of religious, political and social power which he exercised with unscrupulous severity. So much so that he was effectively the co-author with De Valera of the Irish constitution.

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John Cooney is a journalist and broadcaster based in Dublin. He is a visiting Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen and Director of the Humbert Summer School in County Mayo. A former Religious Affairs correspondent with the Irish Times, he is author of The Crozier and The Dáil, Church-State in Ireland 1922-1986 .

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