Paddy Kinane was officer in command of 2nd Battalion Mid Tipperary Brigade during the War of Independence.
He joined the Irish Volunteers in July 1914 and during a life dedicated to Ireland he never deviated from his Republican principles. He was an inspiring figure in the Irish Ireland movement of his time and his love of Irish music and his ability as a step dancer were features of a man whose many roles enhanced our native culture.
It is as a soldier of Ireland who manned the gap of danger in Ireland’s hours of need and who provided leadership to those who joined him in her defence that marked him out as a chief among great men.
As a member of Dail Eireann under the leadership of Sean McBride he was part of an Irish Government that declared the country a Republic.