FF 'tries to erase Dev'
Published 26/02/2012 | 05:00
Fianna Fail is trying to "airbrush" founder Eamon de Valera out of its history, according to a historian and biographer of 'The Chief.'
Anthony Jordan, who wrote the most recent biography of Dev -- 'Eamon de Valera. Irish; Catholic; Visionary' -- made the comment after his offer to give a talk and mount a small exhibition at next week's Fianna Fail Ard Fheis was turned down by party officials.
He offered to give an "exuberant and inspiring talk" on the life of young Dev.
He got a reply from general secretary Sean Dorgan saying: "It is not possible at this stage to find a free slot."