In the struggle to survive, the new state turned a blind eye and the rule of law simply unravelled. Featuring new material from the Irish Military Archives, The Irish Civil War: Law, Execution and Atrocity examines the dark legacy of this chaotic and bitter conflict.
Including dramatic first-hand accounts of the activities of the IRA in Clare during the War of Independence and the Civil War, this book adds missing voices to the Irish revolutionary narrative, especially from the anti-Treaty IRA who were unwilling to engage with the 'Free-Staters' in the Bureau of Military History.
Includes dramatic first-hand accounts of the activities of the West Cork No. 5 Brigade during the War of Independence and the Civil War in West Cork, and adds missing voices to the Irish revolutionary narrative, especially from the anti-Treaty IRA. Of eight interview subjects, five participated in the IRA's invasion of Northern Ireland.
Includes accounts of activities in many parts of Mayo, the neighbouring parts of Roscommon and Sligo and most of those interviewed also fought against the Free State in the Civil War. Many were unwilling to talk - even to their own families - about their experience, but because O'Malley agreed to be interviewed by O'Malley.
Chronicles the experiences of the Galway-based survivors of the War of Independence and the Civil War, interviewed by Ernie O'Malley. Many of the individuals would not talk about their experiences, even to their own families, but were willing to talk to Commandant General O'Malley, the senior surviving Republican military commander.
A priest and his housekeeper abandon a baby girl on the doorstep of a house near the Black Church in Dublin’s north inner city in February 1923. Three local women notice the couple's suspicious behaviour and apprehend them. The two are handed over to the police, charged and sent for trial. A month later, a young doctor is shot dead on the streets of Mohill, Co. Leitrim. The two incidents are connected, but how?
Drawing on a selection of archival sources and newspaper accounts, this book casts fresh light on one of the liveliest eras in the history of Irish policing; in the process adding a raucous, sometimes poignant miscellany of tales to the story of Dublin's past.
A narrative of the critical years in modern Ireland's history. This book presents the never loses sight of the ordinary forms of heroism performed by Irish men and women trapped in extraordinary times.
In 1919, Michael Collins conceived of a scheme to knock out the eyes and ears of the British Administration at Dublin Castle by undermining and terrorising the police so that the British would react blindly and drive the Irish people into the arms of the Irish Republican Army.