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Ireland’s Wars: The Rathgar Road Shootout

The IRA was not in a good position going into the Autumn of 1940. The S-Plan had stuttered to an uninspiring conclusion. The Christmas Raid had left the organisation with more problems than benefits. Its leading light had died onboard … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Sean Russell In Germany

The early sections of the Second World War for the IRA had been dominated by the continued implementation of the S-Plan, the subsequent failure of which had left the organisation at a low ebb. In combination with the long term … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Christmas Raid

The IRA’s initial efforts to launch a new offensive against Great Britain, and to play a part in the wider geopolitical confrontation in Europe, had proved a failure. Undone by one spectacular case of bombing the wrong target and by … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The 1939 Coventry Bombing And The End Of The S-Plan

The S-Plan had resulted in an enormous amount of successful detonations of bombs throughout Britain, and had certainly caught the attention of the British government. But, for the most part, the explosives had not done a large amount of damage, … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The S-Plan

The coming of the Second World War was, obviously, viewed as an enormous opportunity by the IRA. Their named enemy was now in what could only be described as an existential conflict with an enormously powerful foe, and the opportunity … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Civil War On The Railways

As discussed, by the end of 1922 the anti-Treaty war effort was in a dire state. The IRA’s weaknesses were becoming manifest, and the strengths of their pro-Treaty opponents also. The opportunities for the republicans to strike effectively at the … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Bloody Sunday (1920)

Thing were poised very delicately for the IRA in Dublin in November 1920. GHQ had managed to help orchestrate a nationwide campaign of rebellion against British rule, the Squad had annihilated the DMP’s G Division, and a certain aura of … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Four Fronts From 1595 To 1597

As 1595 wound down and 1596 began, the Nine Years War continued in its haphazard manner, still yet to evolve into the all or nothing struggle it was later to be defined as. In truth, around this period, the Nine … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: O’Neill’s Declaration And Clontibret

In the aftermath of the victory outside Enniskillen, the combined forces of Hugh Roe O’Donnell and Hugh Maguire swept through northern Connacht, laying waste to all English settlements that they could find, enacting a slaughter that even pro-Irish sources are … Continue reading

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Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2 Trailer     My enthusiasm for the “MCU” has been cooling at a steady rate for the last number of entries. They have their strong central performances, the right kind of spectacle and tend … Continue reading

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