IRISH FREE STATE: Come-Together Constitution

"I propose to give you a Constitution of the type the Irish people themselves would choose if Great Britain were a million miles away." As truculent, smoldering Eamon de Valera bit off these words before a packed assembly of his party, Fianna Fail, at the Mansion House. Dublin last week, millions of rebel Irish hearts all over the world were stirred.

President de Valera's new Constitution. which would set up in the Free State a state wholly free, with the office of Governor-General abolished and all specific reference to the British Crown removed,...

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