Dr Martin Mansergh, who played a key role in the negotiations that led to the Good Friday Agreement is to give a talk in Emly on Wednesday May 24th. The event will be hosted by Emly Historical Society and is entitled ‘Fateful days, 10 April 1923 (death of Liam Lynch) & 10 April 1998 (conclusion of the Good Friday Agreement)”.
Dr Mansergh is a former TD for South Tipperary (2007 – 2011) and a former Senator (2002 -2007). He played a leading role in developing Fianna Fáil policy in respect of Northern Ireland and began his career in the Department of Foreign Affairs as a third secretary in 1974. He was born in Woking, Surrey and completed his education in the UK. Professor Nicholas Mansergh, the father of Martin Mansergh was born in Tipperary.
The talk will reflect on independence and unity, from the decade of centenaries to the peace process. The event will take place in St Ailbes Parish Hall, Emly, on Wednesday, May 24th @ 8pm with a modest admission fee. Light refreshments after the event are included.