De Valera and the last negotiations with Britain…

A new volume on the history of foreign policy first in the Free State and latterly the Republic of Ireland, throws up some interesting detail on de Valera’s negotiation of effective military independence from Britain between 1932 and 1938, just keeing within Commonwealth dominion status – which was itself largely redefined through lengthy Irish government negotations with the Commonwealth Office in London.

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