The Rise of Fianna Fáil | 1926 – 1933 | The Emergency – E02

The Rise of Fianna Fáil | 1926 – 1933

The Irish Civil War left a bitter legacy which lasted long after the conflict ended. In 1927 Kevin O’Higgins, the Minister for Justice who had signed 77 death warrants during the Civil War, was murdered on his way to Sunday mass. While it was a terrible blow for the government, they also saw it as an opportunity to put pressure on their Anti-Treaty opponents, Fianna Fáil. Instead, their actions would bring Éamon de Valera to power and set the stage for his constitutional conflict with Britain which would all but guarantee Ireland’s neutral stance during World War 2.
Credit to : The Irish Nation Lives

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