Calls for a memorial to Daniel O’Connell to be erected in London have been repeated by the Irish Ambassador to Britain Dan Mulhall.
Mr Mulhall says this would recognise O’Connell’s contribution to British politics, including paving the way for British Catholics to sit in parliament. Mr Mulhall was speaking at the annual Daniel O’Connell Summer School in Cahersiveen at the weekend. Daniel O’Connell was a member of parliament between 1830 and 1846 and a major figure in 19th century British politics. Former High Court judge Hugh O’Flaherty has also called for The Liberator’s portrait to be hung in the Dáil chamber rather than in a committee room at Leinster House. Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan unveiled a statue honouring O’Connell at Parliament Square in London last year. He said efforts were being made to have a portrait of the Kerry native erected in the House of Commons. English Heritage unveiled a plaque to O’Connell on Albemarle Street in London last year