Just over 80 years ago, Éamon de Valera demanded talks with the British government to end partition on the island of Ireland. He was under pressure from his own Fianna Fáil party to act, but the response from the unionist community was predictable.
Lord Craigavon responded by calling an early general election, and won more seats. As David McCullough outlined in Rule, the second volume of his de Valera biography, that 1938 general...
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