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Ireland’s Wars: The Treaty Negotiations

The Anglo-Irish Treaty is a document of supreme importance to Irish history. It cannot be understated the pivotal impact it has played on Irish identity, politics and military matters since it was first negotiated, with the impact of its implementation … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Paris Peace Conference

I finished my coverage of Ireland in the First World War a while ago, with a look at what the “named” Irish units were doing on the day of the armistice, 11th November 1918. The fighting of the First World … Continue reading

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Aras 18: Who I Am Voting For

When it comes to choosing who I will vote for this Friday, I considered what I expect out of an Irish President. There are three things to consider. The first, and probably most important in reality, is the ceremonial aspect … Continue reading

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Aras 18: The Primetime Debate

So, for the last time with the full orchestra, its another Presidential debate. My opinions on the candidates: Peter Casey Calls Higgins a liar flat out at first. He really doesn’t seem to get how bad it makes him look. … Continue reading

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Aras 18: Claire Byrne Live Debate

I have read some commentators say that this is among the worst political campaigns they have seen in Irish history, and while that may be a tad overblown as a sentiment, in truth it isn’t really that far off. The … Continue reading

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