FF proposed hospital as Dev memorial
Published 01/01/2011 | 05:00
FIANNA Fail wanted the Royal Hospital Kilmainham dedicated as a national memorial to Eamon de Valera.
The party's Ard Comhairle wrote to two Taoisigh, Jack Lynch and Charles Haughey, in August 1979 and again in May 1980, about the idea.
A letter from the late Seamus Brennan, senator and the party's general secretary at the time, said the site would have to undergo some changes to form a fitting memorial.
Mr Haughey acknowledged the idea but there is no evidence in the state file that it was taken any further.