- Paddy Agnew (Irish republican)
Paddy Agnew (Stormont MP)."
Paddy Agnew (born 8 March 1955) is a former IRA member (volunteer) and was elected to
Dáil Éireannduring the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike.
Agnew was born in
Dundalk, County Louth, Republic of Irelandin 1955. His grandfather, was also an Irish republican and an internee during the Irish War of Independence.
Although he was not on hunger strike, he was elected as a TD for Louth in the 1981 general election, topping the poll. This was along with
Kieran Doherty, who was elected in Cavan-Monaghan and died on hunger strike.
Agnew was released from jail in 1986 and joined the Gerard Halpenny
Sinn FéinCumann in Dundalk where he remains an active member of the party. [cite web | author=Ella O'Dwyer | title="Remembering 1981 - Paddy Agnew interviewed" | work= An Phoblacht| url=http://www.anphoblacht.com/news/detail/17162| accessdate=13 July | accessyear=2007]
* [http://www.electionsireland.org/candidate.cfm?ID=3379 Paddy Agnew's electoral history] (ElectionsIreland.org)
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