EIRE: Prime Minister of Freedom

EIRE Prime Minister of Freedom

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All Ireland will be free when the palm and the shamrock are worn together.

Old Irish proverb.

This week, as for the first time since 1799 Palm Sunday and St. Patrick's Day came together, there were ominous whispers in Eire that "big events" were in the offing. The outlawed Irish Republican Army was expected to plant a few more bombs in Great Britain. Northern Ireland might blaze with revolt against British rule.

But the day came and went without violence or total freedom. The Irish Prime Minister...

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