Paddy McGill

Politician, Person

1913 –


Who is Paddy McGill?

Patrick Francis McGill, known as Paddy McGill or P. F. McGill was a journalist and nationalist politician in Ireland.

McGill was the editor-in-chief of the Ulster Herald series of newspapers, and was a Nationalist Party member of the Senate of Northern Ireland from 1953 until the body was abolished in 1972.

McGill served as the Secretary of the Irish Anti-Partition League from 1953 until its dissolution 1956, and as Secretary of the Parliamentary Nationalist Party from 1958. During this time, he adopted a cautious approach towards modernising party structures, in contrast to Eddie McGrady.

In 1965, McGill was awarded a PhD from Queen's University Belfast, having written his thesis on The Senate in Northern Ireland, 1921-1962. He served as a Deputy Speaker of the Senate from 1965 until its abolition. He stood for Mid Ulster at the Northern Ireland Assembly election, 1973, but was unsuccessful.

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