Paddy Agnew (Irish republican)

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Paddy Agnew
Teachta Dála
In office
11 June 1981 – February 1982
Constituency Louth
Personal details
Born (1955-03-08) 8 March 1955 (age 62)
Dundalk, County Louth
Nationality Irish
Political party Anti H-Block

Patrick "Paddy" Agnew (born 8 March 1955) is a former IRA volunteer and was elected to Dáil Éireann during the 1981 Irish hunger strike.[1]

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. Agnew was imprisoned at Portlaoise, Mountjoy, Crumlin Road and the H-Blocks of Long Kesh. He was involved in the blanket protest 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.[2] He did not take his seat.[1] This was along with Kieran Doherty, who was elected in Cavan–Monaghan and died on hunger strike.

Agnew was released from prison in 2000 and joined the Gerard Halpenny Sinn Féin cumann in Dundalk, where he remains an active member of the party.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Mr. Paddy Agnew". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Paddy Agnew". Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Ella O'Dwyer. "Remembering 1981 – Paddy Agnew interviewed". An Phoblacht. Retrieved 13 July 2007.