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In 1805 Henry was elected to the British House of Commons, and for the
rest of his life he fought for Catholic emancipation.

The Irish House of Commons, 1780 by Francis Wheatley (1747-1801)

In this photo Henry appears, as he did when
moving the Declaration of Irish Rights, which
he supported in one of his most celebrated

The spot where his statue stands (facing
Trinity College) was chosen for the Prince
Albert Memorial, but as it was reserved for
Grattan's statue, the Albert memorial was
changed to the lawn of the Royal Dublin Society.
The statue behind is that of King William of
Orange, was later blown up by the IRA.

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