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Butler, Edward (1823–1879), barrister and politician in Australia, was born in co. Kilkenny, Ireland, the son of Michael Butler, tenant farmer, and his wife, Mary, née Joyce. He was educated at St Kieran's College, Kilkenny, where he was encouraged to prepare for the Catholic priesthood. ...

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Murnaghan, Sheelagh Mary (1924–1993), politician and barrister, was born in Dublin city on 26 May 1924, the eldest of six children. Her family background was Catholic and strongly nationalist; her grandfather George Murnaghan had been a nationalist MP until 1910. Murnaghan was educated by the Catholic ...

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Rawlinson, Peter Anthony Grayson, Baron Rawlinson of Ewell (1919–2006), barrister and politician, was born on 26 June 1919 at 6 Beresford Road, Oxton, Birkenhead, Cheshire, the younger son of Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Richard (Dick) Rawlinson (1894–1984) and his wife, Ailsa Margaret Harrington, née Grayson...

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Scully, Denys (1773–1830), barrister and political activist, was the eldest surviving son (with three brothers and two sisters) of James Scully (1738–1816), a prosperous grazier of Kilfeacle, co. Tipperary, and Catherine Lyons (1739–1818) of Croom, co. Limerick. He was born at Kilfeacle on 4 May 1773. After schooling at the ...