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Dev must be turning in his grave over decision

At the end of the Second World War, or The Emergency as Éamon de Valera preferred to call it, he signed a book of condolence in Dublin for Adolf Hitler following his death.

Later, when Irishmen who had deserted from the Irish Army to fight fascism returned to Ireland, Éamon de Valera barred them from government employment and the right to social welfare, a decision that affected many wives and children.

Éamon de Valera must be turning in his grave now that Minister Alan Shatter has legislated to grant a pardon and apology to those who helped to bring about the defeat and ultimately the death of Hitler and other fascist leaders, and an end to their murdering regimes.

Tony Moriarty

Harold’s Cross

Dublin 6w


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