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Ireland’s Wars: Fianna Fail And The IRA

Fianna Fail were in power with Eamon de Valera as President of the Executive Council at the head of a cabinet of well know figures from the revolutionary period: Sean T. O’ Kelly as Vice-President, Sean Lemass as Minister of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1932 Election

The five years after the 1927 elections were not especially happy ones for Cumann na nGaedheal. With Fianna Fail now taking their seats in the Dail, the pro-Treaty party of government had a substantial opposition to deal with for the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Split

The Anglo-Irish Treaty was passed, but the divide in the nationalist movement, from top to bottom, was only widening. Some, on either side that that divide, may have hoped that reconciliation could be found to prevent a civil war from … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Treaty Debates From A Military Perspective

The road to the Irish Civil War pivots around a period of roughly three-and-a-half weeks from mid December to early January 1921, when the Anglo-Irish Treaty was debated in the Dail, and a final decision arrived at on it from … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Black Whitsun And The 1921 Elections

Throughout a large portion of the Irish War of Independence, the chosen political solution of the Lloyd George administration in London, was the Government of Ireland Act, which completed a torturous run through the legislature throughout 1920, and was ready … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: 21st January 1919 – Soloheadbeg

The military side of the Irish War of Independence is commonly considered to begin with, in the grand scale of things, a relatively small ambush in the countryside of County Tipperary, on the same day that Dail Eireann met for … Continue reading

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Religious School Admissions (9 Days To Election)

I haven’t been within state provided education for over ten wonderful years at this point. I went to a dilapidated, badly staffed school in an urban area (that has subsequently moved to a much nicer building), where an ethos of … Continue reading

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Waiting Times (11 Days To Election)

I had an experience with Ireland’s healthcare system during the term of the 31st Dail. It was a football injury. Super amateur football I assure you. Playing one day, I felt a pain in my left knee while stretching for … Continue reading

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Kildare North: Maebh Ní Fhallúin (Greens) (12 Days To Election)

Parties that suffered the electoral wipe-outs that the Green’s did, at both the locals in 2009 and the general in 2011, sometimes do not ever recover.  But there are still around, and I’m sure the John Gormley era is something … Continue reading

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Kildare North: Bernard Durkan, Anthony Lawlor (Fine Gael) (14 Days To Election)

Ah, Fine Gael. What a rollercoaster of a term it has been eh? Two-thirds of your government candidates in Kildare North are Deputy Bernard Durkan and Deputy Anthony Lawlor. Durkan was first elected to the Dail back in ’81, and … Continue reading

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