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    31 OCTOBER 2004 "FORMER President Eamon de Valera tricked the Irish and American public into investing in the Irish Press, which he rigged to make his family rich."

    "New files unearthed for the first time unravel the complex web de Valera wove to con investors into believing they were putting their savings towards a public company. Instead, thousands of Irish Americans invested in a lucrative family business."

    Dev tricked public into investing in Irish Press, file reveals - Independent.ie




    "To this day, the only people who have ever benefited financially from the business, which was once Ireland's most successful, are de Valera's sons and grandson." "Despite the great depression, he managed to get $250,000 entrusted to them for investment in the paper."

    Several posters here particularly FF'ers are very fond of discussing other parties history but not so keen to discuss their own. So, there you have it. Dev conned both Irish and American investors to control the media and make his family rich. Hasn't this culture of corruption dogged FF since it's foundation and is embedded in it's nature?
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    Irish media is sh1te, controlled by the powers that be shock horror.

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    for sure they were a family of crooks, it wouldnt have been tolerated in any country with a proper legal system

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    If a fraud was committed in America you'd imagine it'd be a bigger deal. Or did the Irish mafia, FF, keep it locked down ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dresden8 View Post
    Irish media is sh1te, controlled by the powers that be shock horror.
    But other media titles weren't established to support one man and his ambition funded by fraud. With only this mans family benefitting from the financial profit made by this paper!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos the black View Post
    But other media titles weren't established to support one man and his ambition
    Maybe they weren't. But that's how they've turned out.

    The media is not neutral.

    It is owned by the rich and powerful, and it serves their needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dresden8 View Post
    Maybe they weren't. But that's how they've turned out.

    The media is not neutral.

    It is owned by the rich and powerful, and it serves their needs.
    I agree. But nowhere to the same extent at all.. They may influence the media somewhat, but his was direct control by a politician to promote his ideology and his own power.. And that's not even mentioning the corruption by which he conned investors to $250,000. A lot of money back then.. In the midst of the depression.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcos the black View Post
    I agree. But nowhere to the same extent at all.. They may influence the media somewhat, but his was direct control by a politician to promote his ideology and his own power.. And that's not even mentioning the corruption by which he conned investors to $250,000. A lot of money back then.. In the midst of the depression.
    Oh I agree, Dev was a total and absolute cnt. But he's nothing special. And maybe that's the most depressing point of all.

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    How do ye think Haughey learned his tricks ?

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    Was Dev the first corrupt Fianna Fáil politician,
    selling shares in the Irish press

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