Saturday 18 November 2017

FF proposed hospital as Dev memorial

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.

Irish Independent

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