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 (bē′ən), Brendan Francis 1923-1964.
Irish writer whose early association with the Irish Republican Army and experiences in prison influenced his works, including the play The Quare Fellow (1954) and the autobiographical Borstal Boy (1958).


(Biography) Brendan. 1923–64, Irish writer, noted esp for his plays The Quare Fellow (1954) and The Hostage (1958) and for an account of his detention as a member of the Irish Republican Army, Borstal Boy (1958)


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Brendan (Francis), 1923–64, Irish playwright.
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John Patrick Behan pleaded guilty to two offences of operating a private hire business and a private hire vehicle without the correct licences.
1) So begins Brendan Behan's first article for the Irish Press newspaper in 1951, and it catches Behan at an important moment in his transition from house-painter and Republican rebel to the internationally acclaimed writer he became in 1956 when The Quare Fellow was produced in London.
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The Big Brum Open Top Buz has just kicked off its fifth year of operation but owner Sue Behan, of Birmingham Tours, has admitted she can no longer run the bus by herself without additional backing.
But Behan, 41 only last month, never knew - he was still in a coma which overtook him on St Patrick's Day.
VVDE Sousa to marry SILVESTRE DE SOUSA, who is due to depart for a Dubai winter riding stint on January 2, has one important date in his diary in the meantime - his wedding in Ireland to Victoria Behan on December 30, writes Tom O'Ryan.
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London, July 28( ANI ): Irish gymnast Keiron Behan was once told by the doctors that he would never walk again in his life, but his firm spirit and dedication to his sport has led him to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
KIERAN BEHAN might not be the name on everyone's lips when the Olympic flame finally reaches east London this summer, but the Irish gymnast's path to this year's Games is one of the most inspiring of them all.
KIERAN Behan has become only the second Irish gymnast in history to qualify for an Olympic Games, after twice being told he might never walk again.