EIRE: Exit Victoria

It was enough to make a decent Irishman gag. There she sat, "the ould bitch," on the lawn of Leinster House itself, right in front of the main entrance to the Dail; and there she had been sitting for 41 years. Even worse than the statue of Victoria was the tablet underneath, inscribed from the old Queen's loyal "Irish subjects."

In the Dail last week, up stood fiery young Deputy Con Lehane of Dublin. He asked Prime Minister John A. Costello if he was aware how the nation felt about having a "foreign...

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