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Ireland’s Wars: The Ballinspittal Ambush

In this series, as we continue to follow the path of the Irish revolutionary period, I know that the incidents of note that I “cover” may seem so small-scale that, at times, you may well think that they are barely … 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: Hunger Strikes

Hunger striking can be generally defined as the act of refusing food and other nutrients as a form of political protest, usually undertaken by prisoners or anti-government activists as a means of attempting to force some manner of policy change. … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Murder Of Tomas Mac Curtain

The War of Independence, and indeed the larger revolutionary period, is a segment of Irish history where the action of assassination is seen time and again. The IRA killed plenty of people on a singular basis in this period, most … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Ward’s Hotel Ambush

On the 10th March 1920, an attack took place in the County Limerick town of Rathkeale, when several members of the local IRA took advantage of an opportunity to target members of the RIC. The event was more than just … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Timoleague And Mount Pleasant

Over the past number of entries, we have discussed a range of ambushes and barracks attacks undertaken by the IRA, all of which gained some measure of success. But this is not fully representative of the Irish War of Independence, … Continue reading

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Review: The Laundromat

The Laundromat Trailer You know, for a man who famously claimed he was giving up directing movies in 2013, Stephen Soderbergh sure does direct a lot of movies. The Laundromat, another Netflix exclusive, is actually his second of this year, … Continue reading

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