Joseph Robinson was one of the founders of Na Fianna Eireann in 1909, and went on to become its first national organizer, and treasurer of the governing Central Council. As well as organizing many branches in Ireland, he also organized the Fianna in Scotland and became Glasgow O/C. In 1911 he was appointed as National Fianna Vice-President. He was also one of the main instigators of the Irish Volunteers in Glasgow. Throughout the Irish Revolution he was imprisoned several times but each time he was released he went back to fight for the freedom of Ireland. Bulmer Hobson later said he was one of the “most active workers of the movement”.
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Photograph courtesy of Stephen Coyle and the Irish Press Archives.