Currently alive, at 101 years of age.
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An acclaimed author, public intellectual, international statesman, and former government minister in Ireland
Vice-chancellor of the University of Ghana, Schweitzer Professor of the Humanities at New York University, and editor-in-chief of the Observer in London
1917 – Born in November 3
1956-1961 – Member of the Irish delegation to the United Nations
1969 general election was elected to Dáil Éireann as a member of the Labour Party, representing the Dublin North East constituency together with three other TDs, including Charles Haughey.
1972 – wrote the book States of Ireland
1974 – Served as a diplomat under the pro-physical force republican, Seán MacBride, the Nobel Peace Laureate
1980 – Defied the boycott against South Africa and championed the Israelis against the Palestinians.
1992 – The Great Melody
1998 – Memoir: My Life and Themes
1986 – Cunning and Passion
1989 – The Siege