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  • n. Irish statesman (born in the United States); as president of the Irish Free State he was responsible for the new constitution of 1937 that created the state of Eire (1882-1975)

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Examples

  • Nowhere in the country was the party of De Valera the most popular choice, and it was left with only one seat of the 47 Dublin Dáil seats; capital punishment indeed.

    Irish elections: a vote cast in anger | Editorial

  • Like De Valera and all of the subsequent ministers in the Fianna Fáil cabinets of the 1930s he fought on the Anti-Treaty side of the Civil War 1923–1925 which resulted from a split in the both the Sinn Féin party and the Army Council and Volunteer membership.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Obama Effect” Spurs Record Number of Nobel Peace Prize Nominations

  • When in 1926 De Valera dumped arms and, founding Fianna Fail, entered Dáil Éireann Irish Parliament, MacBride remained in the now thoroughly demoralized anti-De Valera IRA for some years and was briefly Chief of Staff in 1930.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Obama Effect” Spurs Record Number of Nobel Peace Prize Nominations

  • In 1916 the poet and schoolmaster Pearse, the labour leader Connolly, and others, including those two unknown men, De Valera and Cosgrave, seized certain public buildings in Dublin and held them against the English army for some days.512 Neither Pearse nor Connolly had any expectation of victory.

    Later Articles and Reviews

  • In 1916 the poet and schoolmaster Pearse, the labour leader Connolly, and others, including those two unknown men, De Valera and Cosgrave, seized certain public buildings in Dublin and held them against the English army for some days.

    Later Articles and Reviews

  • De Valera could not have fought alongside Britain even if he had wanted to.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • A De Valera suspicion of prosperity could also be found among some Labour folk in Scotland 30/40 years ago.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • In the basement with Diana was Miss Keegan from Galway, who never said much, unless the talk turned to Fianna Fil and De Valera, or the American political system, which it seldom did, as Mrs. Kehoe had, she said, a complete revulsion of political discussion of any sort.

    Brooklyn

  • Although the situation in Ireland was dealt with in the same fashion as the Commonwealth Dominions by the Imperial Conferences of 1926 and 1930 and the Statute of Westminster of 1931, thereby enabling De Valera to manipulate matters to independence, this was not a foregone conclusion of the legal position, as illustrated by Newfoundland reverting to British and subsequently Canadian rule.

    Neutering the Assembly

  • Alan Rickman's bizarre, mannered De Valera seems to have been invented by Lewis Carroll: it's hard to accept this giant twitchy rabbit as the elder statesman of the Irish Republic.

    Slouching Toward Mayhem

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