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Ireland’s Wars: Tom Barry And The Toureen Ambush

It’s taken a while to get to this point, from the moment when we first mentioned the man who, perhaps more than any other, has become synonymous with the idea of Irish guerrilla warfare as practiced in the War of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Aeroplane Ambush

The use of airpower in the Irish War of Independence, something to be discussed entirely from the British side of the conflict, is a fairly niche part of the history of this time. The Royal Air Force, constituted from what … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: July 1920

By the time that June came to an end in 1920, it was fair to say that the situation in Ireland was chaotic. The forces representing “the Republic” had de facto control over a significant part of the country, the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Kidnapping Of General Lucas

The War of Independence was a conflict of rural and urban ambushes, of house and barracks burnings, of intimidation, hunger strikes and assassination. But it was also a war where other, nominally non-deadly, methods of political violence were employed. In … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Charlie Hurley And The Ahawadda Ambush

From the north of the island back to the south we go today, to turn our eyes back to the County of Cork, now established as Ireland’s real hotbed of revolutionary activity, and to another ambush that indicated the scale … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Ballinspittal Ambush

In this series, as we continue to follow the path of the Irish revolutionary period, I know that the incidents of note that I “cover” may seem so small-scale that, at times, you may well think that they are barely … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Hunger Strikes

Hunger striking can be generally defined as the act of refusing food and other nutrients as a form of political protest, usually undertaken by prisoners or anti-government activists as a means of attempting to force some manner of policy change. … Continue reading

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