Veronica Louise Osborne
11 March 1926
Naas, County Kildare, Ireland
|Died||15 September 2016 (aged 90)|
|Resting place||Goldenbridge Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland|
|Alma mater||Trinity College Dublin|
|Known for||Spouse of the Taoiseach (1973–1977)|
|Children||3, including Liam T.|
|Relatives||W. T. Cosgrave (father-in-law)|
Veronica Louise Osborne was born in Naas, County Kildare, on 11 March 1926. Her mother was the former Helen Cunningham. Her father, Joseph W. Osborne, was a horse trainer based at Craddoxtown House. Her brother Paddy Osborne was also a horse trainer.
Osborne married Liam Cosgrave on 16 April 1952. At the time, Cosgrave was a government minister; he rose to the position of Leader of Fine Gael and Taoiseach in 1973. She accompanied him to the United States for a state visit in 1976, during the American Bicentennial. Vera Cosgrave also worked in public relations.
Vera and Liam Cosgrave had three children, including Liam T. Cosgrave, a Fine Gael politician. She died in Dublin on 15 September 2016, aged 90 years. Her gravesite is at Goldenbridge Cemetery in Inchicore.
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