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#Eamon De Valera

# eamon-de-valera - Saturday 29 August, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about Éamon de Valera?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about Éamon de Valera?

Aug 29th 2020, 10:00 PM 74,152 Views 82 Comments

He died 45 years ago today.

# 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
# Party Politics
# Party Politics

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

Jun 28th 2020, 6:45 PM 49,391 Views 118 Comments

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
# New York
# New York

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

Dec 30th 2019, 10:00 PM 18,777 Views 21 Comments

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?
# EXTRACT
# EXTRACT

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

Nov 12th 2017, 3:00 PM 42,563 Views 66 Comments

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
# John Moore

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

Jun 1st 2017, 5:26 PM 14,810 Views 0 Comments

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
# Vandalised
# Vandalised

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

Jan 25th 2017, 10:47 PM 19,957 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Eamon De Valera
# Eamon De Valera

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

Feb 2nd 2016, 12:41 PM 40,281 Views 91 Comments

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
# Dev's Car
# Dev's Car

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

Jan 1st 2016, 3:00 PM 20,220 Views 31 Comments

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
# 40 Years Of Enda
# 40 Years Of Enda

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

Nov 12th 2015, 4:17 PM 9,198 Views 48 Comments

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

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

Take This Tricky Irish History Quiz
# Quiz
From The Daily Edge
# Quiz

Take This Tricky Irish History Quiz

Oct 19th 2014, 8:15 PM 126,375 Views 62 Comments

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
# Dubliners
# Dubliners

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

May 18th 2014, 7:30 PM 199 Views 6 Comments

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?
# World War I
# World War I

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

Jan 5th 2014, 8:00 AM 10,961 Views 43 Comments

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?
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

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

Sep 30th 2013, 8:45 PM 6,353 Views 43 Comments

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
# Election 2016
# Election 2016

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

Aug 10th 2013, 8:30 AM 5,392 Views 77 Comments

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
# Seanad Referendum
# Seanad Referendum

Seanad abolition was proposed 80 years ago

Jul 25th 2013, 8:28 AM 5,330 Views 58 Comments

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
# Great Irish Journeys
# Great Irish Journeys

Michael Collins' heartbreak and naivety explored in new documentary

Jul 21st 2013, 8:15 AM 15,918 Views 74 Comments

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
# Veterans
# Veterans

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

Apr 24th 2013, 6:45 AM 7,895 Views 105 Comments

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
# Seanad
# Seanad

Poll shows over 50 per cent support for abolition of Seanad

Dec 30th 2012, 12:01 PM 5,801 Views 103 Comments

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
# Historic
# Historic

Free State came into being 90 years ago this week

Dec 9th 2012, 7:45 AM 15,833 Views 85 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Dec 7th 2012, 7:00 AM 341 Views 63 Comments

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’
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Nov 6th 2012, 7:30 PM 2,570 Views 76 Comments

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
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Oct 20th 2012, 7:00 PM 2,083 Views 60 Comments

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…
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 29th 2012, 8:30 AM 53 Views 11 Comments

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
# Anglo Irish Treaty
# Anglo Irish Treaty

Anglo-Irish Treaty correspondence released in eBook

May 16th 2012, 7:15 AM 3,010 Views 9 Comments

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
# Éamon Ó Cuív
# Éamon Ó Cuív

Éamon Ó Cuív stays in Fianna Fáil

May 8th 2012, 5:19 PM 5,802 Views 108 Comments

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
# Éamon Ó Cuív
# Éamon Ó Cuív

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

May 8th 2012, 8:36 AM 1,672 Views 26 Comments

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
# Fianna Fáil
# Fianna Fáil

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

Mar 1st 2012, 3:19 PM 4,822 Views 43 Comments

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
# RIP

De Valera's last surviving daughter Emer Í Chuív dies

Feb 9th 2012, 12:31 PM 7,313 Views 31 Comments

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
# World War II
# World War II

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

Jan 25th 2012, 9:28 AM 1,543 Views 21 Comments

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
# World War II
# World War II

Shatter considers pardon for Irish soldiers persecuted for fighting Hitler

Jan 3rd 2012, 3:38 PM 6,487 Views 83 Comments

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'
# World War II
# World War II

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

Jan 1st 2012, 8:00 PM 10,045 Views 82 Comments

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
# Telefís Éireann
# Telefís Éireann

RTÉ to open archives to celebrate 50th anniversary

Dec 27th 2011, 4:15 PM 3,327 Views 10 Comments

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
# Presidential Facts
# Presidential Facts

11 things you might not know about our former presidents

Oct 28th 2011, 7:15 AM 8,021 Views 20 Comments

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
# Race For The Áras

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

Oct 2nd 2011, 10:00 AM 2,085 Views 2 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Sep 28th 2011, 7:30 AM 193 Views 128 Comments

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
# McGuinness
# McGuinness

Adams defends McGuinness's IRA past

Sep 22nd 2011, 8:13 PM 1,513 Views 73 Comments

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
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

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

Sep 11th 2011, 2:51 PM 794 Views 55 Comments

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

De Valera colluded with British authorities to break the IRA
# De Valera
# De Valera

De Valera colluded with British authorities to break the IRA

Mar 28th 2011, 11:59 AM 5,671 Views 0 Comments

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