Tag Archives: IRA

The Disappeared: Human remains found in search for Brendan Megraw

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Romancing rebellion: the culture that spawned the Irish rebels of Easter 1916

http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/2014/10/romancing-rebellion-culture-spawned-irish-rebels-easter-1916-b The review begs the question was the real fight the revolution of the soul?

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Restoring Cork’s National Monument

When time stands still – restoring the national monument http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/when-time-stands-still-restoring-the-national-monument-281964.html?utm_source=androidapp&utm_medium=share&utm_campaign=sharebutton

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Uncivilised Actions in a Civil War

With the world’s rather limited attention span at present being directed at the horrors that are the civil wars in both Ukraine and Iraq/Syria, one could almost be forgiven for thinking that the Irish road to eventual independence came with … Continue reading

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Israeli plaque removed after attacks

  Israeli plaque removed after attacks http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-28766816   Belfast is a funny city.   I mean in 90% of Northern Ireland (and by extension, Ulster), the Orange Order organises reasonably decent commemorative events for Loyal men and women to commemorate … Continue reading

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Beyond the Balmoral: Major Claude Raul Champion de Crespigny

  http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/major-claude-raul-champion-de-crespigny-18781941-5th-bt-49166   A portrait of a fine gentleman and Auxiliary Policeman, Claude Raul Champion de Crespigny, 5th Baronet.   This family had an interesting time of it. From the end of the Second World War, the baronetcy passed three … Continue reading

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The plot thickens…

  http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/university-historians-distance-themselves-from-boston-tapes-30250418.html   It could be called the story which keeps on giving and it certainly shows no signs of stopping any time soon. Senior historians presently and previously attached to the Massachusetts based, Boston College, have come out publicly … Continue reading

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College prepared to return NI tapes

College prepared to return NI tapes http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-27286543 A very worrying possible direction for archival material. Regrettably the highly emotive case of the McConvilles could ignite passions concerning the keeping of incindiary archival records. The difficulty for historians and especially historians … Continue reading

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The Long, Dirty War

Following on from last week’s post about the vandalism of graves of former servicemen in Ulster, this week’s article looks at remembrance of a different shade and how after a generation justice is still elusive to the dead. In December, … Continue reading

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Hark the Herald…..A Harbinger of the Troubles to Come

In the early 1920s the British Government were beginning to get rather desperate. Ireland was disintegrating, the ironclad control of the province which previous administrations exercised over the island was rapidly evaporating and it was only through the commission of … Continue reading

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He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice….

http://www.c-s-p.org/flyers/Dublin-Castle-and-the-Anglo-Irish-War–Counter-Insurgency-and-Conflict1-4438-1392-3.htm Just to let those looking for Christmas gifts know, that my book on British Counter-insurgency efforts during the Anglo-Irish War is available from Cambridge Scholars’ Publishing or from Amazon. The book examines the reasons and ask the hard questions … Continue reading

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Cell now has another meaning in counterinsurgency

Cell now has another meaning in counterinsurgency. (image from http://www.todayinirishhistory.com) This is an interesting article regarding the relative ease and frailties of both modern insurgencies and civilized life. An interesting parallel to draw between this action and the formation of … Continue reading

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‘Pro Publico Bono’

  Without getting into personal views on ANY side of the upcoming parliamentary debate in the Republic of Ireland, I think we can all agree on one thing; freedom of religious belief and expression should not interfere with the governance … Continue reading

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