De Valera I Meiriceá is the two-part story of de Valera's extraordinary trip to America in 1919 that erupted into a bitter feud that disastrously split Irish America, changing it and Ireland forever.
Dev's tumultuous time in the States was a baptism of fire for the young novice politician. It almost ended his political career but he battled through and emerged as the consummate political survivor that went on to dominate Irish politics for the next fifty years. He also emerged with the knowledge and the skill to act as a statesman on an international stage.
The events of his trip however contained many episodes he chose to gloss over or spin - and in this documentary we reveal for the first time how new evidence coming to light in archives in America completes the picture of Dev's American journey - including the bits he didn't want us to know.