Patrick Smith (politician)
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Patrick Smith (17 July 1901 – 18 March 1982) was an Irish Fianna Fail politician who served in a number of cabinets under Éamon de Valera and Seán Lemass. He is notable for being the longest serving member of Dáil Éireann, the lower-house of the national parliament of Ireland.
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- They gave us stepping-stones, but they would not walk on them.
- A comment made in the chamber of Dáil Éireann in January 1970 about the government under Michael Collins and W.T. Cosgrave in the aftermath of the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty. (Irish Times; The community values of an old Fianna Failer recalled; 22 October 2005)