Deaglán de Bréadún: Abstention policy has taken several twists and turns over course of Irish political history

Eamon De Valera on the steps of No. 10 Downing Street in 1932. Photo: PA
Deaglán de Bréadún
On July 10, 1927, the justice and external affairs minister of the Irish Free State, Kevin O’Higgins (37), was shot and fatally wounded as he walked to 12 o’clock Mass in south Dublin. [...]

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