O'Connell Monument by John Henry Foley, Dublin, Ireland

Daniel O’Connell
(irisch Dónall Ó Conaill; *6. August 1775 Carhen bei Cahersiveen, County Kerry, Irland - †15. Mai 1847 Genua)

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"The principle of my political life …. is, that all ameliorations and improvements in political institutions can be obtained by persevering in a perfectly peaceable and legal course, and cannot be obtained by forcible means, or if they could be got by forcible means, such means create more evils than they cure, and leave the country worse than they found it."

Writing in The Nation (Irish newspaper), 18 November, 1843.