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?