Robert Brennan

Life
1881-1964; b. Wexford; joined Gaelic League and Irish Volunteers; recruited to IRB by Sean T. O’Kelly; commanded force in Wexford, 1916, reprieved from death-sentence and imprisoned in aftermath; became Sinn Féín Director of Publicity [National Director of Elections], Dec. 1918; Under-Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Dáil Éireann, Feb. 1921-Jan.1922; organised Irish Race Convention, Paris 1922; issued The Toledo Dagger (1927), a detective novel; appt. Gen. Manager and Director of Irish Press by Eamon de Valera, 1930-34; sec. of Irish Legation, Washington, 1934-38; Minister Plenipotentiary to the US, 1938-1947; director of Radio Éireann, 1947-48; The Man Who Walked like a Dancer [n.d.]; also Allegiance (1950), an autobiography, and Good Night, Mr. O’Donnell (1951), a play; d.12 Nov. Dublin. DIW DIB DIH

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Works
The Toledo Dagger
(London: John Hamilton 1927); The Man who Walked Like a Dancer (London & NY: Rich & Cowan 1951). Drama, Good Night, Mr. O’Donnell (Dublin: James Duffy 1951)

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