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Ireland’s Wars: The Post-Second World War Years And The Republic Of Ireland

Ireland and Northern Ireland had emerged from the Second World War years with their established territory and sovereignty intact, but from there they were going to take very different paths. Today, we focus on the south, where having dealt with … 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: British Pressure, A Second Split And The 1922 Election

In the month of June, the final confluence leading to the start of the Irish Civil War began. Looking back from a century removed it might seem like a somewhat strange and sudden deterioration: after all, at the start of … Continue reading

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Issues (23 Days To Election)

And we’re off again. NFB will be offering comments on the election as it progresses, though maybe not in quite as much detail as last time. Just thoughts as they occur during the canvassing, the debates, and the actions especially … Continue reading

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The Third Presidential Debate

So, third debate time, after the first and second. This is primarily a foreign policy debate and follows much the same rules as the first debate a few weeks ago. Romney needs something out of this. The polls are stabilising, … Continue reading

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Defining the Irish Revolutionary Period

Those who read this blog will often hear me talk about the “Irish revolutionary period”. As is typical, I often write those words without actually explaining what they are, ignorant of readers outside of Ireland who may not quite know … Continue reading

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Moments In Irish Presidential History: Eamon De Valera And the 1966 Election

Eamon De Valera is the towering figure of Irish history in the 20th century. A commander of the Easter Rising, the political figure at the head of the early Dail, anti-Treaty hard-liner, Fianna Fail founder, multi-term Taoiseach, leader during World … Continue reading

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The NUI Seanad Results

There really isn’t much to them. As is normal in the Seanad elections, quota was barely reached after an agonizingly long count and there was a sizable gap between those elected or the immediate runner-up places, and the rest. Mullen and … Continue reading

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The Negatives Of 1916

It seems impossible to escape from the Easter Rising and the wide swath of interpretations on it. All Irish history since it happens seems to come back to it. People use the very name as some sort of political weapon, … Continue reading

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AV Referendum: A Decision On Democracy

First past the post is a bad system. In my eyes anyway. I feel the need to say that, considering the following. FPTP is a system that is only truly democratic in a two-party race, such as in the United States. … Continue reading

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