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Ireland’s Wars: German Plots

Ireland in April/May 1918 was an island in uproar. The threat of conscription loomed large, and had motivated a unified struggle from nationalist and other groups to oppose it, a struggle that was causing the Dublin administration and London government … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Conscription

As 1918 began, it was clear that something akin to a political earthquake was occurring in Ireland, thanks to the rise in popularity in Sinn Fein, both in terms of general membership and electoral victories. That year, with the Great … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Rise Of Sinn Fein

Even while it was still taking place, the Easter Rising was being dubbed “the Sinn Feiner Rebellion”, in reference to the political entity led by Arthur Griffith that was associated with nationalist thinking. This was, of course, an error: Sinn … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: The Gaelic Revival And The IRB

In this series, I make it a point to prioritize military affairs when it comes to Irish history, but battles and armies and generals don’t exist in a vacuum. They are a product of their cultural, social and political environments, and … Continue reading

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Who I’m Voting For In Kildare North And Final Predictions (1 Day To Election)

It’s been a whirlwind campaign, and it’s just about done, as we enter the moratorium phase and prepare for voting tomorrow. On NFB over the last few weeks we’ve gone over issues and candidates – check out the “General Election … Continue reading

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The Defence Forces (3 Days To Election)

So, my last issue post is one that’s very much of a personal interest, and a little self-indulgent on my part I’ll admit, but whatever, that’s what a blogs for. I’ve always had an interest in military history and the … Continue reading

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Kildare North: Réada Cronin (Sinn Fein) (4 Days To Election)

And so, our last non-TD candidate, and the one trying to do her part for Sinn Fein’s rise in the polls. Réada Cronin is a Kildare councillor, first elected in the Maynooth area in 2014, since when she has operated in … Continue reading

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