Irish Parliamentarians Part 2
Dr Tony White’s latest book, Irish Parliamentarians: Deputies and Senator 1918 –2108, is a comprehensive directory of the 1,870 men and women who have been TDs or Senators in the parliament of the Irish State since the first meeting of Dáil Eireann in January 1919. The election for the first Dáil took place 100 years ago, on 14 December. The book profiles the founders of modern Irish democracy and their successors. It gives details of their families, their education, and their careers inside and outside politics.
In this second interview with Pat Coyle, Tony White (a former Jesuit and author of a book on the history of Crescent College Comprehensive SJ – The Crescent) looks at number of women in the Dáil as well the youngest and oldest politicians there. He begins by looking at the first Dáil that sat one hundred years ago in January.