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  • Eamon De Valera

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    Eamon de Valera, although born in New York City, in the United States of America, devoted his life to help the people of Ireland. As he once said it, “If I wish to know what the Irish want, I look into my own heart.” De Valera loved Ireland and its people with a deep and lasting passion. It was he, probably more than any other person in their history, who helped that country win freedom from British rule and then shaped its history well into the twentieth century. De Valera’s mother, Catherine Coll

  • Eamon De Valera and the Rebirth of Independent Ireland

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    Eamon De Valera and the Rebirth of Independent Ireland When Eamon De Valera’s died in 1975, Ireland lost its most successful and most prominent patriot and nationalist. In his life, he played many roles: a dedicated teacher, statesman, president of Eire and Ireland, Prime Minister, soldier and provocateur. He is probably best remembered for his part in the 1916 Easter Rebellion and the civil war that divided Ireland from 1922-23, but did much more since then. De Valera was probably the most

  • Irelands Michael Collins And Emon De Valera

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    Ireland's Michael Collins and Emon De Valera There are many conditions under which Ireland was divided into two nations. Two main men were the main leaders of this split, Emon de Valera and Michael Collins. Sinn Fein also played a large role. Their differing visions for an Ireland free of British rule was the root motivation for the split. Born in New York City in 1882, Emon de Valera was described as a 'tall, spectacled, schoolmasterly, of Jewish cast' as Tim Healy said. Edward Norman, the author

  • Were De Valera’s personal Catholic views responsible for the religious elements in the Irish Constitution?

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    Were De Valera’s personal Catholic views responsible for the religious elements in the Irish Constitution? Eamon De Valera put much effort into the making of the Irish Constitution. In fact he is said to have “helped to confirm the stable, constitutional direction of the independent Irish state. ” The Constitution is often referred to as “De Valera’s Constitution ” as it was something that he put so much effort and time into. Chubb has said that at times, De Valera seemed to see Catholicism and

  • Michael Collins and The Irish Rebellion Brotherhood

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    the animosity the two islands already had. Jailed for a few months yet unabated, Michael got right back at it and was appointed a seat in the Sinn Fein (a large Irish political group that would go on to form its own government) along with Eamon de Valera. Preparing avidly for their next move Michael, set up a network of informants, using what he had learned from his past mistakes, if the... ... middle of paper ... ... The circumstances surrounding his death are extremely difficult since all those

  • Michael Collins

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    In 1916, the British government ruled Ireland with a firm and cruel hand. When a group of Irish rebels staged a six-day siege at Dublin's General Post Office, only one of the leaders was able to escape execution, Eamon De Valera, an American citizen of Irish/Spanish blood. De Valera takes control of Sinn Fein after being released from prison in 1917. Michael Collins averted punishment, but while in prison became convinced that a new approach was needed to free Ireland from British rule. He formed

  • liberation of ireland

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    EAMON DE VALERA 1959-1973 (+1975) Fianna Fáil ERSKINE HAMILTON CHILDERS 1973-1974 (+) Fianna Fáil CEARBHALL O'DALAIGH 1974-1976 (+1978) Fianna Fáil PATRICK J. HILLERY 1976-1990 Fianna Fáil MARY ROBINSON 1990-1997 Labour MARY MCALEESE 1997- Fianna Fáil Taoiseachs (Prime Ministers) EAMON DE VALERA 1932-1948 (+1975) Fianna Fáil JOHN A. COSTELLO 1948-1951 (+1976) Fine Gael EAMON DE VALERA 1951-1954 (+1975) Fianna Fáil JOHN A. COSTELLO 1954-1957 (+1976) Fine Gael EAMON DE VALERA 1957-1959

  • Eamon de Valera's Struggle for a Sovereign Nation

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    Eamon de Valera's Struggle for a Sovereign Nation "Sinn-ne Fianna Fail", the first line of the Irish National Anthem loosely translates "soldiers are we/whose lives are pledged to Ireland" , served as Eamon de Valera's focus throughout his life. Born on October 14th, 1882 in New York City's New York Nursery and Child's Hospital to Catherine (Kate) Coll and Vivion Juan de Valera of 61 East 41st Street, Manhattan. Eamon's mother Kate emigrated from the small town of Knockmore, inside County

  • Michael Collins

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    of troops that were heavily armed. I was amazed with the intelligence network Michael Collins set up to spy on the British. He used the information from his network to plan where and whom his assignation squads would hit. The difference between De Valera and Michael Collins was very interesting to me because of the way it played out.

  • A Brief History of Modern Ireland

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    In the 19th and 20th century Ireland had tried and failed multiple times to gain their independence from England. Each attempt at a rebellion however, ended in an ultimate failure. The causes of the failures of these rebellions ranged from being completely outclassed by England’s superior military or suffering from a natural disaster such as the potato famine of 1845. Due to the poor state of England during WWI Ireland attempted again to rebel with some success, however the nation was split and