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Catholic Belfast and Nationalist Ireland in the Era of Joe Devlin, 1871-1934$
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A.C. Hepburn

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199298846

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298846.001.0001

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‘A Theatre Where We May Expose the Wrongs of Ireland’: Parliamentarian

‘A Theatre Where We May Expose the Wrongs of Ireland’: Parliamentarian

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(p.106) 5 ‘A Theatre Where We May Expose the Wrongs of Ireland’: Parliamentarian
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Catholic Belfast and Nationalist Ireland in the Era of Joe Devlin, 1871-1934
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A. C. Hepburn

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298846.003.0005

This chapter focuses on Devlin's oratorical skills. Devlin was a member of the Westminster Parliament for twenty-five years, including seventeen representing Belfast. His personal charm and oratorical skills equipped him well for success at Westminster, and he became a very popular figure in the Commons. Central to his efforts was the urge to demonstrate — especially to the working people of West Belfast — the value of parliamentary work. The most prominent part of his activities at Westminster was in the area of labour questions, where he was one of the Commons' leading social radicals at a time when Labour was still a small group. He was also frequently called upon to defend aspects of Catholicism from criticism, including the Anderson case in 1904, the McCann case in 1911, and several attacks on the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH).

Keywords:   Joe Devlin, oratorical skills, Westminster Parliament, Ancient Order of Hibernians, labour questions, House of Commons, Belfast

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