TOMáS Ó DUBHGHAILL ( , born THOMAS (TOM) DOYLE; 1917 – 12 March
1962) was President of
Born in Drimnagh , Dublin, Doyle was educated at St James' Christian Brothers School in James' Street, Dublin. He left school at 16, and commenced employment as a clerk in the Department of Defence . He later obtained a diploma in social and economic science at University College Dublin .
Although a civil servant, Doyle became an Irish Republican Army activist.
Having devised the plan, in December 1939 he participated in the
IRA's Dublin Brigade raid of the
In 1940, he acted as adjutant general to Stephen Hayes , IRA chief of staff .
He was later interned for his activities, losing his position as a result. When he was released in December 1945, he became involved with the Republican Prisoners Release Association (RPRA), of which he was elected secretary in 1947, a position he held until the organisation was disbanded in 1952.
In 1948, he was elected secretary to the
Along with the RPRA committee, he was involved in the establishment of An Cumann Cabhrach (also known as the Republican Aid Committee) in 1953. He served as secretary of the organisation until his death in 1962.
In July 1957, along with the leadership of Sinn Féin, he was
arrested and later interned in
In the 1957 Irish general election , Ó Dubhghaill stood
unsuccessfully as a
He died in St Luke's Hospital on 12 March 1962 and was buried in