Like famed Mr. Patrick ("Out-Again-In-Again-Gone-Again") Finnegan, Mr. William T. Cosgrave was in again last week, going again as "President" of the Irish Free State. Few were surprised. Having been defeated by two votes in the Dail Eireann fortnight ago, President Cosgrave had resigned (TIME, April 7), but his chief opponent, long-nosed Eamon de Valera thought so little of his own chances of succeeding Mr. Cosgrave that he did not bother to cancel his present U. S. tour.

In Dublin, de Valera lieutenants did their best last week...

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