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Ireland’s Wars: The IRA “Northern Campaign”

It is fair to say that, by 1942 anyway, the IRA were running out of road in Ireland. The organisation was shattered, losing Volunteers, officers and leaders at a frightful rate, whether it was by arrest and detention, or just … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Rathgar Road Shootout

The IRA was not in a good position going into the Autumn of 1940. The S-Plan had stuttered to an uninspiring conclusion. The Christmas Raid had left the organisation with more problems than benefits. Its leading light had died onboard … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Bunreacht Na hEireann

Eamon de Valera was elevated to the leadership of the Irish Free State on the back of a commitment to dismantle the disliked elements of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, protect the Irish economy at a time of huge financial uncertainty and … Continue reading

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Garda (15 Days To Election)

Going through my list of important issues, and we come to that of law and order, all up in the news in the last few days following the hotel shooting in Dublin, and the debate over the Special Criminal Court, … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Troubles

Very concerning. Considering that this covers an issue where members of the Garda supported an illegal terrorist group, a group that does not recognise the state of Ireland, we’re straying very, very close to treason, or something like that. As … Continue reading

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Protest Protesting

“The State guarantees…The right of the citizens to express freely their convictions and opinions…(and) the right of the citizens to assemble peaceably and without arms.” So, the hard left-wing crowd ruined a perfectly good protest. I know people who were there … Continue reading

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