Mr. Sean Lemass was filmed by VISNEWS May 24 walking in his garden, and afterwards?
Mr. Sean Lemass was filmed by VISNEWS May 24 walking in his garden, and afterwards having tea with his wife and daughter, Mary, on the lawn of his Dublin home.
Mr. Lemass, first elected to the Dail 35 years ago and now Commerce Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, is firmly favoured as Mr. de Valera's successor as Prime Minister if the latter wins the Presidential Election this June, as he is thought likely to do.
Contending for the Presidency with Mr.de Valera is General Sean McEoin, while Mr. Lemass's possible rivals for the office of Prime Minister, and Mr. Frank Aiken, Minister for External Affairs.
Mr. Lemass, a Doctor of Economics, took part in the 1916 insurrection, and first became Minister for Industry and Commerce in 1932.