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Ireland’s Wars: Early 1921 In Dublin

The events of Bloody Sunday might be the most famous of the War of Independence in Dublin, but they were neither a decisive nor final blow. The British intelligence communities and the larger Crown Forces had been badly shaken by … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Dublin Intelligence War In 1920

When we last mentioned the intelligence war in Dublin, it was in the context of the killing of Frank Brooke in July of 1920, then the latest assassination of Michael Collins’ Squad. But the killings and shootings were continuing apace … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Squad In Spring 1920

Over the last number of entries we have explored the events of the War of Independence throughout the early months of 1920, as the steady escalation of violence continued. We have largely shied away from the capital in favour of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: British Reactions In 1919

Thus far, we have really only talked about the British side of the Irish War of Independence in a distant manner, discussing them merely as a target for the IRA and as the enemy of “the Republic”. In this entry, … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Squad

The popular remembrance of the Irish War of Independence is wrapped up tight around the conflict that was waged on the streets of Dublin, perceived as a cloak and dagger fight between two competing intelligence services, more akin to a … Continue reading

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