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Ireland’s Wars: The Execution Policy

When it comes to the Irish Civil War, there is little more evocative in the popular memory than the provisional government’s formal policy of enacting executions of captured republicans. We have discussed the course of the conventional war, the death … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Executions And The Changed Rising

One week after it had started, in Dublin and in the rest of the country, the Easter Rising was over. From a military perspective, it had ended in complete victory for the British: what rebel forces that had taken the … Continue reading

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1916: Seachtar Na Casca

It is a truly excellent piece of television. Not since Ken Burns’ The Civil War have I been so enraptured by a documentary. What we have here, for the uninitiated, is a seven part hourly series on the signatories of the … Continue reading

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