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# Eamon De Valera

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# Eamon De Valera
Ó Cuív donates gun owned by Éamon de Valera to museum
The revolver was gifted to de Valera in June 1919.
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# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about Éamon de Valera?
He died 45 years ago today.
# party politics
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.
# New York
'No funds' available amid 1989 departmental row over De Valera birthplace plaque
A “modest contribution” of $600 was required.
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.
# John Moore
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.
# Vandalised
Man arrested after Eamon de Valera's grave vandalised in Glasnevin Cemetery
The incident happened this afternoon.
# Eamon De Valera
Dev's grandson says RTÉ's portrayal of him in Rebellion was 'an embarrassment'
Éamon Ó Cuív says it was “entirely false”.
# dev's car
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.
# 40 years of enda
Enda won't be going for as long as Éamon de Valera
The Taoiseach ruled out trying to emulate one of his predecessors today.
# Quiz
Take This Tricky Irish History Quiz
How much do you actually know about your country?
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.
# world war I
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.
# Seanad referendum
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.
# Election 2016
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.
# Seanad referendum
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.
# great irish journeys
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.
# Veterans
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.
# Seanad
Poll shows over 50 per cent support for abolition of Seanad
Meanwhile, just under one third want it to be reformed.
# Historic
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
# anglo irish treaty
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.
# Éamon Ó Cuív
Éamon Ó Cuív stays in Fianna Fáil
Fianna Fáil deputy leader says he will abide by the party’s wishes regarding the referendum.
# Éamon Ó Cuív
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.
# Fianna Fáil
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…
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.
# World War II
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.
# World War II
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.
# World War II
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.
# Telefís Éireann
RTÉ to open archives to celebrate 50th anniversary
RTÉ launched TV50 yesterday to mark the year-long anniversary celebrations.
# Presidential Facts
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.
# Race for the Áras
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?
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.
# McGuinness
Adams defends McGuinness's IRA past
The Sinn Féin president has been defending the party’s candidate for the Irish presidency.
# Sinn Féin
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.
# De Valera
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.