Saturday September 19, 2020

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22nd May, 2016

By Ronan Fanning (Faber, €13.30)

Now available in paperback, Ronan Fanning’s biography of Eamon de Valera offers a balanced and intelligent account of a leader whose political career spanned over half a century. A skilled political operator whose decisions moulded the Irish state, Dev was nonetheless a divisive character with many failings. A relatively short book, clocking in at 270 pages, this is a fair-minded precis of one of Ireland’s most important historical...

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