De Valera

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When the French writer and dramatist Antonin Artaud travelled to the island of Inis Mór in August 1937, he was carrying a much-knotted walking stick, about which he had extraordinary ideas. Photograph: Henry Guttmann Collection/Getty Images

In the cast of eccentrics that populates Christopher McDougall’s 2009 best-seller Born to Run, the French writer and dramatist Antonin Artaud makes on(...)

The Irish in London kept vigil outside 10 Downing Street on July 21st, 1921, while  de Valera met Lloyd George. Photograph: George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images

Frances Stevenson’s diary on the Lloyd George-de Valera summit of July 1921 provides a rare insight into critical talks In mid-July 1921 ju(...)

 Irish Press meeting: Eamon De Valera is the grandson of the group’s founder. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish Press group, which once published the now-defunct newspaper and currently owns the residential database Thom’s Directory, is to be wound up (...)

At one point  Tom Horan is said to have asked his tour guide to point out the seat of the famous “Mr de Valera”.

I’ve heard of people blazing trails, of course.  But until recently, I had never heard of someone trailing blazers.   The was before I read(...)

The new chair of Kerry County Council, Cllr John Brassil, FF, a pharmacist and engineer from Ballyheigue - a married man with three children - has already declared his interest in running in the next general election for Fianna Fáil.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A Fianna Fáil councillor has been elected to the chair of Kerry County Council with support from Fine Gael in a historic election signalling the end o(...)

Dr Brian O’Neill: “We need toprovide them with the literacy skills and the critical faculties which will enable them to differentiate between information sources”

Every generation has its moral scare. There was a time when Cliff Richard was considered a threat to public decency and President de Valera issued gra(...)