EIRE: Uncommon Sense

What kind of an Irishman was that, and him a Sinn Feiner, always a lep ahead of the murdering Black & Tans in the days of "The Trouble?" What kind was it but himself. General Richard Mulcahy, 57, president of the opposition Fine Gael (United Ireland) Party in the Dail Eireann. And what did he say, the brave boyo? To his party convention in Dublin Mulcahy said:

"Everything we have seen in this war should convince us that our security can be planned only in combination with some powerful ally or combination of allies competent to shield us with their power...

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