Archbishop McQuaid is to lead the conservative Irish church for many years

John Charles McQuaid is appointed Archbishop of Dublin. With the power of the Church behind him, the conservative cleric wields huge influence for the next 30 years.

There was no aspect of life in Ireland that escaped his eye – he even lobbied to get the new film version of Ulysses banned. It does, however, have the dubious distinction of being the first film ever to use the F-word.