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Ireland’s Wars: Pettigo And Belleek

The area in question was what was known as the “Belleek and Pettigo Triangle” or the rather more martial “Belleek and Pettigo Salient” if you prefer: a roughly 24km in length section of the Donegal/Fermanagh border near Lough Erne that … Continue reading

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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: Bloody Sunday (1921)

The events of this entry, and the events of the next, crossover rather directly with the culmination of the truce negotiations, which form an important backdrop to both. I will come to the truce in a few weeks, but felt … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: Ulster In 1921

It has almost become a tired cliche on this site, but I will say it at least one more time: the Irish War of Independence in Ulster is an under-researched and under-noticed thing. In many of the history books and … Continue reading

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Ireland’s Wars: 1920 In Belfast

It is a somewhat curious thing that we have rarely touched on the city of Belfast, the second biggest urban centre on the island of Ireland, but odds are we will be discussing it a lot more as we continue … Continue reading

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USC (17 Days To Election)

Ok, let’s talk tax. More specifically, let’s talk USC, which has already become a significant talking point in the course of this election. I had a negative experience with USC very recently, which has made the tax’s existence a prescient … Continue reading

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