Éamon de Valera - "Dev" - was one of the founding fathers of the Ireland we know today.
His involvement in the Easter Rising, the War of Independence and the Irish Civil War had a huge impact on the fate of the nation.
The only person that become both Taoiseach and President and was responsible for the creation of the Irish Consititution.
Admired by some, he was criticised by others for decisions he took and decisions he refused to take. This is the story of a leader who cast a long shadow on Irish politics and still divides opinion today.