Proinsias Mac Aonghusa
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|Proinsias Mac Aonghusa|
|Education||St. Ignatius College, Galway|
|Occupation||President of Conradh na Gaeilge, Member of the Arts Council of Ireland, Journalist, Writer, Television Presenter, United Nations Special Representative|
|Children||Caitríona, Donal, Diarmaid|
|Parents||Criostóir Mac Aonghusa, Mairead DeLappe|
Proinsias Mac Aonghusa (23 June 1933 – 28 September 2003) was a vice-chairman of Ireland's Labour Party. He was expelled from the Labour Party on the 12 January 1967 for "activities injurious" to the party. He was a broadcaster for Radio Éireann (1952), and for RTÉ, UTV and the BBC (1960s). In 1962, he won a Jacob's Award for his Irish language broadcasting on RTÉ television.
He encouraged the formation of the Young Labour League.
During 1974 and 1975, he worked as a United Nations Special Representative to southern Africa with Seán MacBride. He wrote several books, most in the Irish Language and was a member of the Arts Council of Ireland for many years.
He was married to Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness.
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- http://www.tribune.ie/archive/article/2003/oct/05/proinsias-mac-aonghusa/ Irish Tribune