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Revolutionary Remembrance: The Irish Times’ “Commemorating 1916”

Under my radar up to now, but the Irish Times, in an established section on the centenary decade, has a bunch of interesting articles on the topic of “Commemorating 1916” from a variety of commentators. Some of them are good, … Continue reading

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Guerilla Days In Ireland (The Play)

Director Neil Pearson has come up with a compelling enough adaptation of Tom Barry’s biography for the stage. The story of Barry, a British soldier turned flying column leader during the Irish War of Independence, the men he led and … Continue reading

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The RAND COIN Scorecard And The Irish War Of Independence

The RAND think tank, last year, came up with a “scorecard” method of reviewing counter-insurgency campaigns. The scorecard ranks a COIN campaign in terms of “good” and “bad” practices that take place by the actual COIN force and the insurgents … Continue reading

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Defining the Irish Revolutionary Period

Those who read this blog will often hear me talk about the “Irish revolutionary period”. As is typical, I often write those words without actually explaining what they are, ignorant of readers outside of Ireland who may not quite know … Continue reading

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