Ruairí Ó Brádaigh

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Ruairí Ó Bradaigh
Ruairí Ó Brádaigh 2004.jpg
Ó Bradaigh in 2004
President of Republican Sinn Féin
In office
1987–2009
Succeeded byDes Dalton
President of Sinn Féin
In office
1970–1983
Preceded byTomás Mac Giolla
Succeeded byGerry Adams
Teachta Dála
In office
1957–1961
Preceded byFrank Carter
Succeeded byFrank Carter
ConstituencyLongford-Westmeath
Personal details
Born(1932-10-02)2 October 1932
Longford, Irish Free State
Died5 June 2013(2013-06-05) (aged 80)
Roscommon, Republic of Ireland
NationalityIrish
Political partyRepublican Sinn Féin
Other political
affiliations
Sinn Féin (1950–1986)
Spouse(s)Patsy O'Connor
(m. ?–2013; his death)
Alma materSt. Mel's College,
University College Dublin

Ruairí Ó Brádaigh (2 October 1932 – 5 June 2013)[1] was an Irish republican paramilitary and political leader. He was Chief of Staff of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) from 1958–1959 and again from 1960–1962, president of Sinn Féin from 1970 to 1983, and president of Republican Sinn Féin from 1987 to 2009.

Brádaigh was born on 2 October 1932 in Longford, Irish Free State. He was raised in Dublin, Irish Free State. Brádaigh studied at St. Mel's College and at University College Dublin. He was married to Patsy O'Connor until his death in 2013. They had no children. Brádaigh died on 5 June 2013 in Roscommon, Republic of Ireland from a short illness, aged 80.[2]

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