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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

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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

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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

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    liberation of ireland

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    Fáil 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

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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

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    increasing 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

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    Causes of the Easter Uprising The British occupation of Ireland began in the 1640’s and lasted until 1922. No other occurrence throughout Irish history has had a greater impact on the lives of the citizens of the country. Along with the act of occupation came the emergence of Protestantism, which conflicted with the traditional religion of Ireland, Catholicism. The English occupation of Ireland affected many aspects of Irish history from the potato famine to the War for Independence. However,

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    The Anglo-Irish Treaty

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    majority, 64 in favour to 57 against, in January 1922 (David). The divisions in the Sinn Fein ‘spilled’ over into nationalist movements and into the ranks of the Irish Republican Army (I.R.A) (Cottrell 30, Walsh). Upon the treaty’s agreement, Éamon de Valera resigned as President of the Irish Republic and fail to be re-elected in the general elections of 1922 (Leeson). Ha... ... middle of paper ... ... Pub., 2008. Print. Dorney, John. "The Irish Civil War – A Brief Overview." The Irish Story

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    Conflict in the Emerald Isle

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    Conflict in the Emerald Isle The island of Ireland is known for many things: St. Patrick’s Day, its green landscape, music, beer, and discord. The heart of this conflict began centuries ago, when Britain came over and forced Protestantism on the Irish Catholic inhabitants. There has always been hatred between the Irish Protestants and Catholics. The island is broken up into to distinct regions. The Republic of Ireland consists of 26 counties, which make up the southern region. This area

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    The Irish Republican Army

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    From the time of their creation in 1919, the Irish Republican Army (IRA) has always been a fighting force behind the independence from Britain for all of Ireland. The IRA was an organization that was meant to help Ireland in their fight for independence and be the military support going into the future. Nevertheless, did the creation of the IRA really help Ireland in the end, or did it cause more problems than the Irish already had? Although the IRA was created to help aid Ireland in the fight

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