Story: Irish

Damien O'Connor's maiden speech

Irish cultural traditions have made a continuing difference to New Zealand life. The Irish political tradition of resistance to British authority found expression within the union and labour movements. Damien O'Connor, Labour member of Parliament for the West Coast, refers to his Irish heritage in his maiden speech to Parliament in 1994.

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Top Shelf Productions
Reference: New Zealand, an immigrant nation. The Irish: just slightly, a people apart [videorecording]. Producer, Vincent Burke; director, Anna Cottrell. Wellington: Top Shelf Productions, 1994.

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Jock Phillips, 'Irish - Culture after 1922', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/376/damien-oconnors-maiden-speech (accessed 28 April 2017)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015