The Irish Free State was the arena of a nation-wide battle. The weapons were ballot papers, with an odd revolver and a shillalah or two for emphasis; political armies fought for the control of the Dublin executive machinery.
Balloting being by proportional representations,* much time was spent in counting the votes and transferring them to second, third and fourth choices.
Latest dispatches gave the apportionment of 130 seats out of 152:
Fianna Fail 49
National League 2
Irish Workers League 1
It seemed likely that President (Premier)...