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date: 13 April 2021

Eamon de Valera 1882–1975
American-born Irish statesman. See also Lloyd George 

  1. No longer shall our children, like our cattle, be brought up for export.
    speech in Dáil Éireann, 1934
  2. That Ireland which we dreamed of would be the home of a people who valued material wealth only as a basis of right living, of a people who were satisfied with frugal comfort and devoted their leisure to the things of the spirit; a land whose countryside would be bright with cosy homesteads, whose fields and villages would be joyous with sounds of industry, the romping of sturdy children, the contests of athletic youths, the laughter of comely maidens; whose firesides would be the forums of the wisdom of serene old age.
    St Patrick's Day broadcast, 17 March 1943