Terence MacSwiney (1879-1920) was a Sinn Féin politician who served as the Lord Mayor of Cork during the War of Independence. During the war, he was arrested on charges on sedition and imprisoned in Brixton Prison, England. He then went on hunger strike, dying after 74 days. His death garnered international attention and his writings, most notably the Principles of Freedom, not only were influential in Ireland but also influenced Mahatma Gandhi and other key members of the Indian independence movement.


Principles of Freedom

Editorials from ‘Fianna Fáil’ (1914)

Inaugural Address as Lord Mayor of Cork (1920)