Patrick Lindsay Politician

Patrick J. Lindsay (18 January 1914 – 29 June 1993) was an Irish politician and lawyer. He was born in Dublin but before his second birthday, his family returned to their native County Mayo, settling in the village of Doolough, Kiltane Parish, Erris. He received his primary education at Gweesalia National School, and attended secondary school at St. Muiredach's College, Ballina. He subsequently attended University College Galway, where he studied ancient classics, between 1933 and 1937, graduating with an M.A. He was a noted figure in the college - a gifted orator, he served on the committee of the Literary and Debating Society, and took part in the productions of the Drama Society. He was also a leader of the Blueshirt movement while in college. Lindsay subsequently became a teacher of classics at the Royal School, Cavan, and later at schools in Dublin. He studied law at the King's Inns, and was called to the Irish Bar in 1946. He married Moya Brady in 1952. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann on his fifth attempt, at the 1954 general election as a Fine Gael TD for Mayo North in the 15th Dáil.

Personal details

Date of birth
January 18th, 1914
Date of death
June 29th, 1993 at age of 79
Places lived
County Dublin , Republic of Ireland
pop. 1,185,821 (2006)

Political engagements

Fine Gael

Geographic scope

Republic of Ireland


Liberal conservatism
Christian democracy
Social conservatism
Irish republicanism


Official web page

Wikipedia article

Fine Gael is a centre-right political party in the Republic of Ireland. It is the largest party in Ireland in the Oireachtas, in local government, and in terms of Members of the European Parliament. The party has a membership of over 35,000, and is the senior partner governing in a coalition with the Labour Party, with the Fine Gael party leader Enda Kenny serving as Taoiseach. Enda Kenny has led the party since 2002. Fine Gael was founded on 8 September 1933 following the merger of its parent party Cumann na nGaedheal, the National Centre Party and the National Guard. Its origins lie in the struggle for Irish independence and the pro-Treaty side in the Irish Civil War, identifying in particular Michael Collins as the founder of the movement. Fine Gael is sometimes considered to be more on the political right in comparison to its main rival, Fianna Fáil. But Fine Gael has rarely governed Ireland without the Labour Party, a social-democratic party on the centre-left of Irish politics, apart from brief minority governments, as in 1987.

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