John Aloysius Costello
1891-1976; Taoiseach in two Inter-party [coalition] govts.; incumbent at the announcement of the Republic status of Ireland, inaugurated Sunday, April 17th 1949; purportedly said: I am an Irishman second; I am a Catholic first no lit. works. DIB FDA
David McCullagh, The Reluctant Taoiseach: A Biograpy of John A. Costello (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan 2010).