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Ireland: The Autobiography

2nd October, 2016
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Eamon de Valera pops up frequently in the story of Irelands last 100 years Picture: Getty

You must admit, it’s rather odd for a country to produce an autobiography. Ireland, after all, is entirely illiterate: a piece of land unconscious of past, present or future. It doesn’t even know it’s called Ireland.

It has, however, acted as a stage for countless heroic, shameful, creative and oppressive actions by its occupants over time, who have shaped their lives and the lives of others by relating to...

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