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Laurence Ginnell TD at Croke Park, 1919

Laurence Ginnell TD at Croke Park, 1919

Laurence Ginnell TD (centre) at Croke Park in 1919. Ginnell was elected an Irish Parliamentary Party MP for Westmeath North in the 1906 general election but from 1910 he sat as an Independent Nationalist. In 1918 he was elected for Sinn Féin and when he attended the First Dáil he became one of only a few politicians to have served in the House of Commons and the Oireachtas.