Tag Archives: lynch

Ireland’s Wars: The Opposing Forces And Initial Strategy Of The Conventional Civil War

The Irish Civil War had begun in earnest, with the pro-Treaty side securing Dublin and then clearing their enemies from outside of the capital as well. A week after the opening of hostilities saw things precariously in the balance across … Continue reading

Posted in History, Ireland, Ireland's Wars, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in History, Ireland, Ireland's Wars, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in History, Ireland, Ireland's Wars, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Ireland’s Wars: The Northern Offensive

Behind every flashpoint in Ireland on the road to the Irish Civil War, every bit of violence taking place in isolated areas or the more eye-catching combat in urban centres, the situation in Northern Ireland still caught people’s attention. The … Continue reading

Posted in History, Ireland, Ireland's Wars, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Ireland’s Wars: The Handover And Convention Crises

The board was already set for the Civil War after the passing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, with the entire movement split to varying degrees. Now, in the Spring of 1922, both sides jostled for favourable position on that board, ahead … Continue reading

Posted in History, Ireland, Ireland's Wars, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Ireland’s Wars: The Kidnapping Of General Lucas

The War of Independence was a conflict of rural and urban ambushes, of house and barracks burnings, of intimidation, hunger strikes and assassination. But it was also a war where other, nominally non-deadly, methods of political violence were employed. In … Continue reading

Posted in History, Ireland, Ireland's Wars, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Ireland’s Wars: The Sack Of Fermoy

The Irish War of Independence was beginning to heat up. While little remembered, the events in North Clare during August 1919 pointed to an escalation of the conflict in terms of reactions to IRA instituted violence. Only a month later, … Continue reading

Posted in History, Ireland, Ireland's Wars, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Ireland’s Wars: The Revolutionary State

As previously stated, war is politics by other means. The IRA was fighting a war in 1919, against the RIC, the DMP and soon enough British Army regulars, but they were not doing so just for the sheer sake of … Continue reading

Posted in History, Ireland, Ireland's Wars, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Review: The Edge Of Democracy, Recall, Point Blank, Cities Of Last Things

The Edge Of Democracy Trailer After decades of rule under military juntas, Brazil turned to democracy in the 1980’s, which many of its citizens hoped would usher in a new era of peace and prosperity. But recent political drama appears … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, TV/Movies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Wars: The Boer War In Ireland

The Boer War was a part of a series of nineteenth century conflicts, starting most definitively with the Crimean War, that had a great deal of international attention, owing to the large journalistic presence and the advances in communication technology … Continue reading

Posted in History, Ireland, Ireland's Wars, War | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments