Thomas P. Irwin

Life
1901-?; b. Dublin, son of trade union leader; ed. Synge St., Irish Volunteers 1918-23; IRA Dublin Brigade; interned; released after 12-day hunger strike; worked 40 years as Dublin Corporation maintenance foreman; four television plays; works incl. The Gun; The Man They Could not Buy; The Blonde and the Beast; Electric Moments. IF2 DIW

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References
Desmond Clarke, Ireland in Fiction: A Guide to Irish Novels, Tales, Romances and Folklore [Pt. 2] (Cork: Royal Carbery 1985), lists Benson’s Flying Column (1936, 1945), a pop. novel of Black and Tan period; ded. to a brother (Sam Irwin) ‘who gave the best part of his youth to the Irish cause’ (Ded.) [DIW var. 1935]. There is a sequel, Murder from Headquarters.

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