Gerry Fitt
 

Gerry Fitt

NORTHERN IRELAND POLITICIAN

In 1962 Gerry Fitt won a seat at Stormont; taking it from the Ulster Unionist Party, and in the process, becoming the only Irish member of the Labour Party in the Northern Ireland government. He came to worldwide prominence when he was seen, in television footage, being attacked by the Royal Ulster Constabulary in what was supposed to have been a peaceful civil rights march. Fitt was a founder member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) in 1970 and in 1974 was appointed deputy chief executive of the short-lived Northern Ireland Executive. Recognising that a power sharing agreement between unionists and nationalists was the only solution to the problems in Northern Ireland, he was strongly opposed to violence in pursuit of nationalist interest.

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Gerry Fitt and other Great Irish People are featured in the book Great Irish People - A Dictionary of Irish Biography, which you can buy online here.
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Gerry Fitt Print

This beautiful print of Gerry Fitt (1926 - 2005) comes in four sizes 12" x 16" or 16" x 20" or 20" x 24" and Poster size 24" x 36" with two different finishes, Gloss or Parchment and will be delivered to your home or business within 14 days. For a small additional charge you can have a short biography of Gerry Fitt printed beside the portrait.

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