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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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Ireland’s Wars: The Economic War

Even while his government was dealing with the more political aspects of the Anglo-Irish Treaty in terms of tearing them down, and establishing its relationship with the IRA, de Valera was involved in a showdown with the United Kingdom that … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Henry Wilson And The Final Descent

After the election of the 16th June, things were up in the air in terms of Ireland’s politics and the prospect of civil war, but in many respects it must have seemed less likely than ever. Politically, the anti-Treaty side … Continue reading

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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 Dynamite Campaign

While the Fenian Brotherhood in American was on its last legs, Clan na Gael and other, slightly less outwardly violent, organisations were active and planning for resistance to British rule in Ireland. One of the men at the heart of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Knocknanuss

1647 was wearing on, and the Confederate position in the south and east looked ever as fragile as ever. For the moment, the Parliamentarians in Dublin looked bottled up, thanks to Owen Roe O’Neill’s army. But the activities of Murrough … Continue reading

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