1917 Collins letter fetches 260k Euros

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A letter from Michael Collins, written in 1917, in which he was critical of Eamonn De Valera, has sold for €260,000 tonight.

The letter went under the hammer at Whyte's auction house in Dublin, and was bought by a bidder from the south who wishes to remain anonymous.

The letter was written to the IRB member and 1916 Rising volunteer, Thomas Ashe, while he was on hunger strike and is said to be the first written indication of the political rivalry between Collins and De Valera.

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