In May, de Valera, assisted by Gerald Boland and Lemass, began to plan a new party. This became known as Fianna Fáil – The Republican Party.Lemass travelled around the country trying to raise support for Fianna Fáil. Many former Sinn Féin TDs were persuaded to join. The new party was strongly opposed to partition but accepted the de facto existence of the Irish Free State.
Ireland 1 Pingin ~ Republic of Ireland (Éire) FEATURING front: Cláirseach (or Gaelic harp) Lettering: saorstát éireann 19 28 Translation: Irish Free State Engraver: Percy Metcalfe Irish Free State (1922–1937) became independent state (from British Empire) and was established in 1922.
1949 : A Novel of the Irish Free State (Reprint) (Paperback) (Morgan Llywelyn)
Chicago Mayor William Hale "Big Bill" Thompson in fur welcomes William Thomas Cosgrave (far left) the first president of the Irish Free State (shaking hands) to Chicago at the LaSalle Street train station January 1928. The Tribune reported that Thompson shook Cosgrave's hand enthusiastically and "fairly enveloped him in the fur coat he wore." #chirish #1920s #chicagowelcome #chicagomayors by vintagetribune
"Photograph by W.D. Hogan of an Irish Free State Army soldier standing on guard with his rifle on the breached wall of a large building; the building has sustained extensive damage to its outer stone wall and coping stones; a second soldier is standing at ease to the right of the building; a group of small boys has congregated and is looking on; one boy is smoking." From UCD Digital Library, Desmond FitzGerald Photographs