Thom's Irish Who's Who/Irwin, Sir John
IRWIN, Sir John, Knt. (1915): J.P. for County Dublin, and for the City of Dublin; paper manufacturer; Chairman of Visiting Justices' Com., Dublin Prisons, 1900-19; Governor of Royal Irish Academy of Music; Vice-President of Companions of St. Patrick; Ex-President Dublin Industrial Development Association; Chairman of Municipal Electricity Committee, 1900-6, which carried out new scheme for lighting and power purposes in Dublin; Member of Executive Council Irish International Exhibition, 1907; Hon. Secretary of the Citizens' Committee which organised a public demonstration on the official departure of Their Excellencies the Marquis and Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair, 1915: Chairman of the Governing Committee of Dublin Branch of National Relief Fund for dealing with distress caused by the War; b. 1857; m. 1915, Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Forbes, of Castlederg, Co. Tyrone. Res.: Newbrook House, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin. Constitutional Club, London.