EIRE: Shocking Suggestion

"I say that aid for Great Britain and the United States is called for on spiritual and moral grounds. . . . We are playing the part of Pontius Pilate, washing our hands and asking what is truth."

Last week the Dáil Eireann was electrified by these rip-roaring pro-Ally words from James Mathew Dillon, deputy leader of the minority Fine Gael party and son of the late, great Nationalist leader, John Dillon.

Shocked by such pro-British utterances was Deputy Dillon's Party leader, onetime President William Thomas Cosgrave, who repudiated the speech. Even more shocked...

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