EIRE: Shillelagh Buried

"Further outlook for the British Isles: Fair over Ireland and England." Instead of a matter-of-fact report on the weather, the statement might well have been the prognostication of a political commentator for that afternoon at No. 10 Downing Street British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and Eire's Prime Minister Eamon de Valera had put their signatures to a far-reaching accord and buried the bloody shillelagh which for seven centuries the two nations have been hurling back & forth across the rough Irish Sea.

The three main sections of the pact provide: 1) Britain...

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