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Ruairí Brugha

Birthplace: Dublin, Dublin City, County Dublin, Ireland
Death: January 31, 2006 (88)
Dublin, Dublin City, County Dublin, Ireland
Place of Burial: Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Cathal Brugha and Caitlín (Kingston) Brugha
Husband of Máire Brugha
Father of Private; Ruairi Brugha; Private; Private User and Private
Brother of Nollaig Brugha; Noirin Brugha; Brenda Brugha; Delma Brugha and Private

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About Ruairí Brugha

Ruairí Brugha was an Irish Republican and IRA volunteer who became a Fianna Fáil politician, serving as a Teachta Dála (TD), senator, and Member of the European Parliament (MEP).

He was born in Dublin, the son of Cathal Brugha, who was Minister for Defence in the first Dáil and was killed in 1922 during the Civil War; his mother Caitlín Brugha (née Kingston) was an anti-Treaty TD from 1923 to 1927. While on parole for health reasons he met Máire MacSwiney, the only child of Lord Mayor of Cork Terence MacSwiney who died while on hunger strike in 1920, and they married in 1945.


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Ruairí Brugha's Timeline

February 15, 1917
Dublin, Dublin City, County Dublin, Ireland
January 31, 2006
Age 88
Dublin, Dublin City, County Dublin, Ireland
Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland