Monday 24 July 2017

Why the Irish Constitution is now past its sell-by date

De Valera's new Constitution was "a dangerous instrument begotten of vanity and spleen". So this newspaper greeted it in it an editorial in 1937.

The 'Irish Times' editorialised, "the voice is Mr De Valera's voice but the hands are the hands of Dr Joseph Goebbels".

Both newspapers were particularly worried about supposed threats to press freedom, and they also lamented the apparently paltry popular and political support for it.

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