Paddy Agnew (Irish republican)
11 June 1981 – February 1982
8 March 1955 |
Dundalk, County Louth
|Political party||Anti H-Block|
Agnew was born in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland in 1955. His grandfather, was also an Irish republican and an internee during the Irish War of Independence. He was imprisoned at Portlaoise, Mountjoy, Crumlin Road and the H-Blocks of Long Kesh. He was a protesting prisoner in the H-Blocks.
Although he was not on hunger strike, he was elected as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Louth constituency at the 1981 general election, topping the poll. He did not take his seat. This was along with Kieran Doherty, who was elected in Cavan–Monaghan and died on hunger strike.
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