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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: Brunete To The End Of The Spanish Civil War

Things were finely poised in Spain in the aftermath of the Battle of Jarama. The Nationalist efforts to capture Madrid had been defeated, but Franco retained enough strength that any kind of rapid Republican victory was impossible to foresee. Both … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Irish In The International Brigades

In last week’s entry we took the time to examine the Irish experience of the Spanish Civil War first from the perceptive of those who fought for Franco’s Nationalists. The decision to go with O’Duffy’s Brigade first was at least … Continue reading

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The Claire Byrne Live Debate (11 Days To Election)

I decided not to take in the Virgin Media debate last week, and I won’t be watching the RTE equivalent closer to polling day, because I simply cannot countenance an hour or more of Leo Varadkar and Michael Martin insisting … Continue reading

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