EIRE: The Taoheach Wins

For Eamon de Valera, Eire's election was a personal triumph and a bright green light. Tired of trying to rule with a minority in the Dail (House of Commons), he had astutely seized the opportunity offered three weeks ago by an otherwise unimportant defeat (TiME, May 22), asked the people for a solid majority. Last week he got what he wanted.

When the counting ended, the Taoiseach (Gaelic for Prime Minister; pronounced tee shock) and his Fianna Fail had a clear margin of 14 seats in the Dail instead of a deficit of...

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