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Lemass and had
The new Taoiseach, Seán Lemass, began the process of retiring de Valera's ministers, many of whom had first become ministers in the de Valera cabinet of 1932.
Hillery was invited by Lemass to allow his name to go forward for the leadership of the party, however, he declined explaining that he had no interest.
Lemass had advised Haughey ;
The party which Lemass had described as only a " slightly constitutional party " in 1929 was now leading the Irish Free State, a state that de Valera and Lemass had fought a civil war to destroy a decade earlier.
In 1933, Lemass set up the Industrial Credit Corporation to facilitate investment for industrial development ; in the climate of the depression investment had dried up.
A generation of leaders who had dominated Irish politics for over three decades had moved off the stage of history — although neither Fine Gael or Labour's new leaders initiated major policy changes on the level of Lemass '.
Following the introduction of this programme the policy of protection was eventually ended and the Control of Manufacturers Act, which had been in place since 1932 and had been introduced by Lemass himself, was also abolished.
Agriculture, which had had disappointing results in the First Programme, was understated in the second — a clear break in the Lemass policies from de Valera's longstanding courting of rural voters.
The Second Programme was discontinued in 1967, after Lemass had left office and the programme's goals proved far from completion.
This plan had the backing of Lemass, however, O ' Malley never discussed this hugely innovative and hugely expensive plan with any other cabinet ministers, least of all the Minister for Finance Jack Lynch.
Although he was of the staunch republican tradition that rejected partition, by the time he became Taoiseach Lemass had sharply moderated his views, recognizing that partition was unlikely to end in the foreseeable future and that the Republic was better served by disposing of the issue.
He had years before told Tony Grey of The Irish Times that if he ever succeeded Brooke, he hoped to meet with Lemass.
The rise of the civil rights campaign and the unionists ' refusal to acknowledge it ended the optimism with violence in 1969, after Lemass ' term in office had ended.
Lemass, who had served his country for fifty years, now retired to the backbenches.
At the time of his retirement it was suspected that Lemass had cancer, however this assumption was later disproved.
Some historians have questioned whether Lemass came to the premiership too late, arguing that had he replaced de Valera as Fianna Fáil leader and Taoiseach in 1951 he could have begun the process of reform of Irish society and the industrialisation of the Republic of Ireland a decade earlier than 1959, when he eventually achieved the top governmental job.
One story exists where Lynch, in spite of tremendous pressure from Seán Lemass and the entire Fianna Fáil party to stand for the leadership, only accepted the nomination after Máirín had agreed.
It subsequently transpired that Lemass had previously agreed the decision without cabinet discussion as was required.

Lemass and two
While out on a journey in the Dublin mountains during Easter 1916 Lemass and his brother Noel met two sons of Professor Eoin MacNeill's.
The Four Courts surrendered after two days bombardment, however Lemass escaped with Ernie O ' Malley and some others.
Future Irish Taoiseach, Seán Lemass was involved in the killing of a Captain Bagely, also on Mount Street, while in two further incidents on the same street three more British agents were killed.
Bartley served in the Irish government on two occasions, both under the Taoiseach, Seán Lemass.

Lemass and Irish
* 1899 – Seán Lemass, Irish politician ( d. 1971 )
* July 7 – Eileen Lemass, Irish politician
The Fianna Fáil government under Seán Lemass awarded him the honour of a state funeral, which was attended by the cabinet, the leaders of all the main Irish political parties, and Éamon de Valera, then President of Ireland.
Seán Francis Lemass ( 15 July 1899 – 11 May 1971 ) was one of the most prominent Irish politicians of the 20th century.
One of Lemass ' classmates was the popular Irish comedian Jimmy O ' Dea.
In January 1915 Lemass was persuaded to join the Irish Volunteers.
Following this, Lemass ' father wanted his son to continue with his studies and be called to the Irish Bar.
In the Irish Civil War which followed Lemass was adjutant and second in command to Rory O ' Connor when the group seized the Four Courts, the home of the High Court of Ireland.
In June 1923, after the end of the civil war, Sean Lemass's brother Noel Lemass, an anti-Treaty IRA officer, was abducted in Dublin by a number of men, believed to be connected to the Irish Army or the Police CID unit.
In 1926, de Valera, supported by Lemass, sought to convince Sinn Féin to abandon its refusal to accept the existence of the Irish Free State, the legitimacy of the Dáil, and its abstentionist policy of refusing to sit in the Dáil, if elected.
He considers that Lemass moved the Irish economy away from free trade in the 1930s, and back into it in the 1960s ; a costly mistake that affected many thousands of ( non-voting ) emigrants.
The Lemass era saw some significant developments in Irish foreign policy.
Poor economic growth and lack of social services led Sean Lemass, who succeeded the veteran Éamon de Valera as leader of Fianna Fáil and as Taoiseach in 1958, to state that if economic performance did not improve, the very future of the independent Irish state was at risk.
This company, originally established as the Industrial Credit Company, and later known as Industrial Credit Corporation plc, was set up in 1933 by Seán Lemass in the Irish Free State to encourage investment in industry.
* Eileen Lemass, Irish politician
Irish Film & Television Award nominations went to Ciarán Hinds, Gerard McSorley, and Brenda Fricker for their performances, Brendan Galvin for Best Cinematography, Joan Bergin for Best Costume Design, and Dee Corcoran and Ailbhe Lemass for Best Hair / Make-Up.
The introduction of new import tariffs helped some Irish industries to expand when Lemass introduced the Control of Manufactures Act, whereby the majority ownership of Irish companies was to be limited to Irish citizens.

Lemass and industry
During the Lemass era, the IDA greatly refocused its efforts on attracting quality industry, RTE was created, whilst population decline and emigration halted somewhat, and the Programme for Economic Expansion was implemented.

Lemass and new
Under Lemass, party elders such as James Ryan, Seán MacEntee and Paddy Smith retired and a new generation of politicians were introduced to government such as Brian Lenihan, Donogh O ' Malley, Charles Haughey and Neil Blaney.
In May, de Valera, assisted by Gerald Boland and Lemass, began to plan a new party.
While Lemass concentrated on economic matters, de Valera focused primarily on constitutional affairs, leading to the passage of the new Constitution of Ireland in 1937.
De Valera became Taoiseach, while Lemass served in the new Government ( the new name for the cabinet ) again as Minister for Industry and Commerce.
Lemass believed that a new economic policy was needed, however de Valera disagreed.
Younger men such as Brian Lenihan, Charles Haughey, Patrick Hillery and Michael Hilliard were all given their first Cabinet portfolios by Lemass, and ministers who joined under de Valera, such as Jack Lynch, Neil Blaney and Kevin Boland were promoted by the new Taoiseach.
The failure of the IRA border campaign in the 1950s and the accession of Lemass as Taoiseach heralded a new policy towards Northern Ireland.
In 1959 de Valera was elected President of Ireland and Seán Lemass became the new Taoiseach and Fianna Fáil leader.
Lemass also wanted to reward him for his loyalty by naming him Tánaiste, however, the new leader felt obliged to appoint Seán MacEntee, one of the party elders to the position.
The government was able to take control of the economic life of the country under the new Minister of Supply Seán Lemass.
Soon after, the company moved its main processing operations to a new complex at Annerville, five kilometres east of Clonmel, which was opened in 1965 by the then Taoiseach, Seán Lemass.
Lemass reversed his policies in 1959 and the economy started to grow as a new member of the EFTA.

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