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Top 100 Irish Australians


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,833 ✭✭✭ The_B_Man

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,526 ✭✭✭ brendansmith

    Jesus, would it have killed them to give us a bit more info on them.

    Go on the Ruddster!

    I didnt know Dani Minogue was Irish!!

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4 aaronmcfc

    Howya lads, just to let ye know, the full list with bios and pics etc are all out in the printed edition of the paper which hit the shelves on the east coast of Oz today. It will come out in Melbourne tomorrow and Perth at the weekend.
    The full version of the list, including the top 10 Irish Australian moments of the last 20 years (Jim Stynes' Brownlow medal win, Sonia at the Sydney Olympics etc), will be put up in on the Irish Echo website early next week...

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,349 ✭✭✭ Samurai


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4 aaronmcfc

    Dan Minogue (1893 – 1983)
    Born and educated in Co Clare, Minogue became a salesman and publican after migrating to Australia in the 1910s.
    He was always a great friend to Sydney’s Irish community, and one with political influence once he became a member of Sydney City Council in 1938 and, in 1949, was elected to federal parliament as the Labor member for West Sydney.
    For more than 30 years Minogue’s vision shaped the course of the Irish National Association (INA) in Sydney.
    The first phase of this was to establish an Irish cultural centre in Sydney. This required hard work raising funds to build the centre and building up a unified Irish community to patronise it, but he was equal to the task.
    In 1951 Minogue began a campaign to have a full ambassador appointed to Dublin from Australia.
    His annual questions in parliament about this were often met with cries of “Get back to the bogs” by Liberal ministers. In 1965, finally, an ambassador was appointed to Ireland.
    Minogue’s autobiography, A Rambler from Clare, was published in 1973. A year later he presided over the official opening of the Gaelic Club on the first floor of the INA building in Devonshire St, Surry Hills.
    Sadly, all but the top floor of the building was lost to the Irish community in 2004 after a botched effort by the INA to return the club to its former glory.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,526 ✭✭✭ brendansmith

    You know! Kylies sister:

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,349 ✭✭✭ Samurai

    hahaha cheers lads