About Daniel O'Connell
Daniel O'Connell - The Liberator
Daniel O'Connell (6 August 1775 – 15 May 1847); often referred to as The Liberator, or The Emancipator was an Irish political leader in the first half of the 19th century. He campaigned for Catholic Emancipation—the right for Catholics to sit in the Westminster Parliament, denied for over 100 years—and repeal of the Act of Union which combined Great Britain and Ireland.
Politician--"The Liberator". Campaigner for radical policies and the rights of Roman Catholics. Began his successful practice as a lawyer in Munster in 1798. Founded the Catholic Association as a pressure group for emancipation. Elected MP for Claire in 1828, forcing the Government to allow Catholics to sit in Parliament. Founded the Repeal Association in 1840, hoping to get the Union repealed by peaceful means. Elected Dublin's Lord Mayor in 1841. Arrested 1843 for conspiracy--sentenced...