IRELAND: Dev Steps Aside

In the hearts and minds of Irishmen he was still "The Long" Fella"—the gangling, imperious young rebel commandant whose gallantry and skill during the Easter Rebellion moved even his British foes to admiration. But, as The Long Fella himself knew only too well, the slow wear of the years had transformed the youthful hero of legend into an old man, too weary to enjoy the daily cut and thrust of parliamentary politics, so near blind that he could no longer read the papers. Last week, as he has so often in the past,...

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