Well, we know that eighteen years after that solemn declaration it was disregarded, and the Irish Parliament, which lasted for five hundred years, was destroyed by the Act of Union. Gentlemen, the Act of Union was carried by force and fraud, by treachery and falsehood.
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|1st September, 1856
|6th March, 1918
John Edward Redmond was an Irish politician and barrister. Redmond's father was the Home Rule Party MP for Wexford. His mother was from a Protestant unionist background, she did not convert to the nationalist views of her husband and sons. He was best known as leader of the moderate Irish Parliamentary Party from 1900 until his death in 1918. He was also leader of the paramilitary organisation the Irish National Volunteers. He was a member of Parliament for New Ross, North Wexford, and Waterford City Parliament constituency. He was a conciliatory politician who achieved the two main objectives of his political life: party unity and, in September 1914, the passing of the Irish Home Rule Act. He studied law at Trinity College, Dublin.
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