1877-1970; b. Mountcharles, Co. Donegal; raised in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh; worked on Fermanagh News; joines Sinn Féin, 1905; interned in Belfast Lough on Argenta; described appalling conditions in Larne Workhouse in Sunday Express; SF MP for Fermanagh/Tyrone, 1922; released, 1924; Nat. MP for Fermanagh in Stormont, 1925; made impassioned speech against chronic mistreatment of Catholic minority; MP in Westminster, 1950-55; book of poems with Cathal OByrne, The Lane of Thrushes (1905); a novel [unnamed], and a childrens story [do.]. DUB
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Healys speech against the chronic mistreatment and denigration of the Northern Catholics is reprinted in Gerard Reidy, Great Irish Voices: over 400 Years of Irish Oratory (IAP 1999), q.pp.
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