EIRE: Up Dev!

Not since more than a year ago when crowds of milling Englishmen chanted "We want King Edward!" had stodgy Downing Street seen such a demonstration. Thousands of London's Irishmen and Irishwomen packed the pavement before the black door of No. 10. The rousing strains of southern Ireland's republican anthem, A Soldier's Song, swelled from the lusty throats. Staid civil servants in black jackets and striped trousers poked their heads out Whitehall's windows. Suddenly the singing ceased. "Up Dev!'' roared the crowds. "A republic—no less!" A tall, gaunt, smiling man appeared for a...

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