Ruairí Ó Brádaigh facts for kids
Ruairí Ó Bradaigh
Ó Bradaigh in 2004
|President of Republican Sinn Féin|
|Succeeded by||Des Dalton|
|President of Sinn Féin|
|Preceded by||Tomás Mac Giolla|
|Succeeded by||Gerry Adams|
|Preceded by||Frank Carter|
|Succeeded by||Frank Carter|
2 October 1932|
Longford, Irish Free State
|Died||5 June 2013
Roscommon, Republic of Ireland
|Political party||Republican Sinn Féin|
|Sinn Féin (1950–86)|
(m. ?-2013; his death)
|Alma mater||St. Mel's College,
University College Dublin
Ruairí Ó Brádaigh (2 October 1932 – 5 June 2013) was an Irish republican paramilitary and political leader. He was Chief of Staff of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) from 1958-59 and again from 1960-62, 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.
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