Martin Murphy

William "Martin Murphy, the Bantry jobber," was a businessman from County Cork who became perhaps the most important capitalist in all of Ireland and wielded great influence in the "national press." He was elected to the House of Commons in 1885 and became a member of "the Bantry band," a group of MPs who all came from the vicinity of Bantry Bay. He published the newspaper that the Citizen mocks, "The Irish Independent, if you please, founded by Parnell to be the workingman's friend."

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Photograph of William Martin Murphy, taken in 1911. Source: Wikipedia.

Ernest Kavanagh's The Demon of Death, a satirical cartoon depicting Murphy as a murderous vulture who has attacked James Larkin, published on 6 September 1913 in The Irish Worker. Source: Wikimedia Commons.