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#Eamon De Valera

# eamon-de-valera - Sunday 28 June, 2020

Micheál Martin plans on hanging Eamon de Valera and Michael Collins portraits side-by-side in his office

Martin said it will act as a symbol of historic government coalition that was formed this week.

# eamon-de-valera - Monday 30 December, 2019

'No funds' available amid 1989 departmental row over De Valera birthplace plaque

A “modest contribution” of $600 was required.

# eamon-de-valera - Sunday 12 November, 2017

David McCullagh: Was de Valera's mother telling the truth about his parentage?

In the first part of a major two-volume reassessment, historian and broadcaster David McCullagh considers the man behind the mask.

# eamon-de-valera - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Man accused of vandalising de Valera's grave ordered to stay away from Glasnevin Cemetery

John Moore has been ordered to stay away from Glasnevin cemetery.

# eamon-de-valera - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Man arrested after Eamon de Valera's grave vandalised in Glasnevin Cemetery

The incident happened this afternoon.

# eamon-de-valera - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Dev's grandson says RTÉ's portrayal of him in Rebellion was 'an embarrassment'

Éamon Ó Cuív says it was “entirely false”.

# eamon-de-valera - Friday 1 January, 2016

An English car enthusiast made a play for Eamon de Valera's Rolls Royce in 1985

Ten years after his death Ireland still wasn’t at all sure what was to be done with Dev’s classic car.

# eamon-de-valera - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Enda won't be going for as long as Éamon de Valera

The Taoiseach ruled out trying to emulate one of his predecessors today.

# eamon-de-valera - Sunday 19 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Take This Tricky Irish History Quiz Quiz

Take This Tricky Irish History Quiz

How much do you actually know about your country?

# eamon-de-valera - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Video column: The Writer – the life and work of Tim Pat Coogan

As part of a series of interviews with Dubliners, journalist Eoin Lynch and photographer Deirdre Brennan speak to writer and journalist Tim Pat Coogan.

# eamon-de-valera - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Remember Willie Redmond, whose death changed the course of Irish political history?

No? One Labour TD believes that more should be done to commemorate Redmond, an East Clare MP who died in World War I.

# eamon-de-valera - Monday 30 September, 2013

We may be about to abolish it, but how has the Seanad ended up as it is today?

An historical perspective on the State’s Upper House explains its unusual method of composition and perhaps reveals its strange place in Irish politics.

# eamon-de-valera - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Ó Cuív: Historic differences shouldn't stop Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael coalition debate

But the Fianna Fáíl TD and grandson of the party’s founder cautioned against going into coalition with Fine Gael after the next election as one former colleague of his suggested this week.

# eamon-de-valera - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Seanad abolition was proposed 80 years ago

The former Fianna Fáil leader Eamon De Valera proposed abolition as part of his party’s 1933 General Election Manifesto.

# eamon-de-valera - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Michael Collins' heartbreak and naivety explored in new documentary

The final journey of the ‘big fella’ is travelled by the RTÉ broadcaster John Creedon in a programme to be shown this evening.

# eamon-de-valera - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Ireland’s World War II veterans move one step closer to amnesty

Thousands of Irish servicemen were dismissed or prosecuted for fighting with the Allies during World War II.

# eamon-de-valera - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Poll shows over 50 per cent support for abolition of Seanad

Meanwhile, just under one third want it to be reformed.

# eamon-de-valera - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Free State came into being 90 years ago this week

Flashback to the turbulent beginning of Saorstát Éireann, which was hurtling towards civil war even as it gained statehood.

# eamon-de-valera - Friday 7 December, 2012

Column: They promised an end to stroke politics – has it worked out that way?

Gary Murphy looks at Ireland’s history of ‘stroke politics’ and asks: should we simply accept that this is the way things will always work?

# eamon-de-valera - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Extract: ‘Mr de Valera’s conviction that Hitler would win the war was stupid’

David Gray, the US Amabassador to Ireland in 1940, reveals just what he thought of Dev, the 1916 leaders and why he thought Ireland was in collusion with the Nazis.

# eamon-de-valera - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Extract: How Eamon de Valera & the Irish rebels lived in English prisons

Drinking whiskey, cooking meals and helping their fellow-prisoners – Declan Dunne describes the lives of Dev and his fellow-rebels in an English jail.

# eamon-de-valera - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Column: Sick of government spin? Well, it’s nothing new…

Politicians have been manipulating the mass media for as long as it’s existed – and Ireland is no exception, writes Ciara Chambers.

# eamon-de-valera - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

Anglo-Irish Treaty correspondence released in eBook

Communications between Michael Collins, Eamon de Valera and others involved in the negotiations are now available on Kindle and iPad.

# eamon-de-valera - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Éamon Ó Cuív stays in Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil deputy leader says he will abide by the party’s wishes regarding the referendum.

Fianna Fáil won't comment as Ó Cuív weighs up future in party

The former Fianna Fáil deputy leader will indicate whether or not he will remain in the party his grandfather founded later today.

# eamon-de-valera - Thursday 1 March, 2012

Ó Cuív lets fly at Merkozy 'usurping' the European Union

Éamon Ó Cuív outlines some of the reasons why he may not back the fiscal compact – and there are few kind words…

# eamon-de-valera - Thursday 9 February, 2012

De Valera's last surviving daughter Emer Í Chuív dies RIP

De Valera's last surviving daughter Emer Í Chuív dies

The 93-year-old was the mother of Fianna Fáil deputy leader Éamon Ó Cuív.

# eamon-de-valera - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Shatter indicates pardon on the way for Irish deserters who fought in WWII

Thousands of Irish soldiers fled the Defence Forces to fight for the Allies in World War II. They were persecuted upon their return to Ireland.

# eamon-de-valera - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

Shatter considers pardon for Irish soldiers persecuted for fighting Hitler

The matter has been referred to the Attorney General ahead of a BBC documentary which will outline the plight of many Irish soldiers who fought against fascism in World War II.

# eamon-de-valera - Sunday 1 January, 2012

BBC to air doc on Irish soldiers persecuted for 'desertion'

Around 5,000 soldiers left the neutral Irish Army to fight fascism in the Allied forces – and were persecuted for it afterwards.

# eamon-de-valera - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

RTÉ to open archives to celebrate 50th anniversary

RTÉ launched TV50 yesterday to mark the year-long anniversary celebrations.

# eamon-de-valera - Friday 28 October, 2011

11 things you might not know about our former presidents

Did you know that Douglas Hyde was fluent in Hebrew? Here’s 11 other things you may not have known about the past residents of Áras an Uachtaráin.

# eamon-de-valera - Sunday 2 October, 2011

Does age matter? A look at Áras elections of the past Race For The Áras This post contains images

Does age matter? A look at Áras elections of the past

It’s the most crowded presidential election ever – but how do this year’s candidates compare to previous years in terms of age?

# eamon-de-valera - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Column: McGuinness exposes the double standard at the heart of Ireland

The Sinn Féin man’s bid for the presidency may insult some, but we can’t escape our own bloody past, writes Paddy Duffy.

# eamon-de-valera - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Adams defends McGuinness's IRA past

The Sinn Féin president has been defending the party’s candidate for the Irish presidency.

# eamon-de-valera - Sunday 11 September, 2011

Adams says Sinn Féin looking at 'three or four' internal candidates for Áras

The Sinn Féin president has also said former members of the IRA are not automatically ruled out of consideration.

# eamon-de-valera - Monday 28 March, 2011

Take 5: Monday

Some good news on the jobs front, but still a shocking numbers of householders are having trouble paying the bills…

De Valera colluded with British authorities to break the IRA

Newly-released documents show how Éamon De Valera colluded with the British authorities to crush the IRA.