Judging Dev - RTÉ Libraries and Archives
Eamon de Valera appeared regularly on both radio and television throughout his long political career. RTÉ Libraries and Archives website presents a selection of his broadcasts, together with a specially recorded audio introduction by historian and broadcaster Dr Diarmaid Ferriter.
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De Valera - Early Years
First Night in Ireland, Last Night in Old House - Listen
In an interview recorded for the five-part radio series "A Boy from Bruree", Eamon de Valera tells presenter Donncha Ó Dúlaing about the first night he spent in Ireland as a young child - he slept in the family's old thatched house before moving to their new labourers' cottage the next day.
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De Valera as Leader
De Valera Responds to Churchill - Listen
Towards the end of the Second World War, Winston Churchill, in his Victory in Europe Day speech broadcast to the world, was critical of Taoiseach Eamon de Valera and Ireland's policy of neutrality throughout the war. Three days later, de Valera, in a much anticipated reply, outlined Ireland's right as an independent state to remain neutral. His response was praised widely in Ireland for its strength, dignity and restraint.
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President De Valera
President Welcomes President - Watch
On 26 June 1963, New York-born President Eamon de Valera welcomes to Ireland the American President John F. Kennedy, who is the descendant of Irish emigrants.
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Death of de Valera
Death of Eamon de Valera - Watch
RTÉ's Maurice O'Doherty announces the death of Eamon de Valera at the age of 92.
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