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Seán Ó Brádaigh(IPA:ˈʃaːn̪ˠ oː ˈbˠɾˠaːd̪ˠiː) (born 1937;[1] sometimes anglicised as Sean Brady), is an Irish republican activist. Like his brother, Ruairí, Seán joined Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
at an early age. From 1958 to 1960, he edited the party newspaper, the United Irishman, and then became the party's Director of Publicity. During the 1960s, he worked with Roy Johnston to develop the Éire Nua policy.[2] Like his brother, Seán sided with the provisional wing in the split of 1970. He became the first editor of the party's new newspaper, An Phoblacht, holding the post for two years,[3] and also continued in his role as Director of Publicity.[4] In 1972, he was arrested while in the Republic of Ireland, and charged with membership of the Irish Republican Army. He immediately launched a hunger strike, and was soon released due to a lack of evidence.[5] In 1977, he was sent a book bomb, but was on holiday at the time, his brother staying at his house. Ruairí's suspicions led to the package being detonated by the Irish Army.[6] Seán stood down as Director of Publicity in 1979, following a dispute with Danny Morrison over the content of the merged An Phoblacht
An Phoblacht
and Republican News, and from the party's Officer Board the following year.[7] In 1986, he followed his brother into a new organisation, which accepted his proposal that it should be named Republican Sinn Féin.[8] References[edit]

^ Robert William White, Ruairí Ó Brádaigh: the life and politics of an Irish revolutionary, p.ix ^ Seán Cronin, Irish nationalism: a history of its roots and ideology, p.295 ^ Richard P. Davis, Mirror Hate, p.65 ^ Robert William White, Ruairí Ó Brádaigh: the life and politics of an Irish revolutionary, p.157 ^ David Sharrock and Mark Devonport, Man of war, man of peace?, p.114 ^ Robert William White, Ruairí Ó Brádaigh: the life and politics of an Irish revolutionary, p.372 ^ Robert William White, Ruairí Ó Brádaigh: the life and politics of an Irish revolutionary, p.275 ^ Robert William White, Ruairí Ó Brádaigh: the life and politics of an Irish revolutionary, p.309

Party political offices

Preceded by ? Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
Director of Publicity 1960?–1979 Succeeded by Danny Morrison

Media offices

Preceded by Seán Cronin Editor of the United Irishman 1958–1960 Succeeded by Ruairí Ó Brádaigh

Preceded by New position Editor of An Phoblacht 1970–1972 Succeeded by Coleman Moynihan

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Continuity IRA and Republican Sinn Féin

General

The Troubles 1986 Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin
Ardfheis Abstentionism Irish republican
Irish republican
legitimatism Éire Nua Saoirse Irish Freedom Dissident republican Dissident Irish Republican campaign CIRA actions

Personalities

Ruairí Ó Brádaigh Dáithí Ó Conaill Éamonn O'Doherty Billy McKee Seán Ó Brádaigh George Harrison Dan Keating Joe Stynes Seán Cunningham Seán Keenan Des Dalton Josephine Hayden Martin Corey

Associates

Cumann na mBan Fianna Éireann Republican Clan na Gael National Irish Freedom Committee Cabhair National Comme

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