The Press: Derry Granite

When Ireland's Prime Minister Eamon de Valera was starting out in politics, a friend warned him: "You'll never get anywhere until you have your own newspaper." De Valera followed the advice, and in 1931 got control of the Irish Press. Next year he was elected Prime Minister. Under him, the Press spoke for "Dev's" Fianna Fáil Party, and circulation climbed until today it is 199,000, only 4,000 behind the Irish Independent, the country's biggest daily. But from the start, Dev had one trouble with the paper. In the heat of Irish politics, the job of editor, which is virtually a lifetime...

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