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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

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Ireland’s Wars: Spring 1922 In Belfast

We have looked at the situation in Northern Ireland from a slightly more general perspective in the early months of 1922, with the new state struggling to define its relationship to the provisional government, and violence being a frequent result. … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Collins’ Northern Policy And The Clones Shootout

We have spent a good few entries recently discussing the larger geo-political/military situation in Ireland, between the furor around the Anglo-Irish Treaty and the growing split in the nationalist movement. While all of that was going on, the situation in … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Black Whitsun And The 1921 Elections

Throughout a large portion of the Irish War of Independence, the chosen political solution of the Lloyd George administration in London, was the Government of Ireland Act, which completed a torturous run through the legislature throughout 1920, and was ready … Continue reading

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The Constitutional Convention: Non-Resident Voting

The Constitutional Convention is back, after a fairly lengthy absence. It has a slightly fuller schedule for the reminder of its existence though, and the next thing up on the agenda is an important one. Non-Resident Voting Simply put, this … Continue reading

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Football 10/11: vs Northern Ireland (Nations Cup) and vs Juventus (Gary Neville’s Testimonial

Two meaningless matches, but one of them wasn’t supposed to be. The Nations Cup has rapidly become an embarrassment. a title stapled onto a friendly match that very few people are interested in, even the players. It should be noted that … Continue reading

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Terrorism=Nuisance

The death of Ronan Kerr is troubling, obviously, and one wonders just what kind of reaction we should expect. Terrorism is something that we will never be able to fully eradicate, anymore then you could ever fully eradicate fundamentalist teachings … Continue reading

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Football 10/11: vs Wales (Nations Cup)

See, I think this could be a great idea. Rugby Union’s Six Nations is one of the biggest sporting tournaments in the British Isles and Ireland, perhaps the biggest. Footballs Home Nations tournament, the Soccer equivalent, died a fairly slow … Continue reading

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Bullet Magnet by Mick Flynn

It’s alright. Not the best military memoir I’ve read, but not the worst either. Flynn is one of the most experienced and decorated soldiers in the British Army and this is his story, from start to finish – Northern Ireland, the … Continue reading

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The Saville Inquiry: Addendum

Just to address a few comments. Some have pointed out that current Sinn Fein deputy leader Martin McGuinness was also involved in Bloody Sunday, perhaps violently. Should he face prosecution? I will make no attempt to hide my dislike of Sinn Fein, but regardless, if the Inquiry … Continue reading

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