John Cooney, John Charles McQuaid: Ruler of Catholic Ireland (Dublin: O’Brien Press 1999), 526pp., + index

On 7 Feb 1934 McQuaid writes to The Irish Times protesting the National Athletic and Cycling Assoc. decision to include men and women in track and field events as ‘un-Catholic and un-Irish’, and further: ‘’I hereby assure you tha tno boy form my college will take part in any athletic meeting controlled by your organisation at which women will compete, no lmatter what attire they may adopt.’ [81].

Son of Jenny née Corry; step-mother Agnes McQuaid; son of Eugene McQuaird, dispensary doctor in Co. Cavan and Monaghan; ord. 29th June 1924; disturbed y ‘fear of a uniary or Socialistic State’ represented by developments in health and education. [305]

McQuaid received the surprising news that his resignation was accepted by the Pope from the Papal Nuncio Gaetano Alibrandi, on 27 Dec. 1971. Praised for his ‘service to the truth’ shown in his ‘pursuit of right doctrines’ (Dermot Ryan) [413]

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