EIRE: Dev Appeased

Britain has too many pots on the European fire just now to stir up an Irish stew. Moreover, the British public's appetite for the age-old Irish question has vanished. Of late Britain has been of a mind to let the Irish have anything within reason.

Knowing this, Prime Minister Eamon de Valera of Eire was able to get tough with Britain last week over the project of conscripting Irishmen for the British Army in the six counties of Northern Ireland (TIME, May 8). He warned: "We claim the whole of Ireland as national territory, and conscription of Irish in that...

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