A City in Civil War: Dublin 1921-4 by Padraig Yeates PDF

By Padraig Yeates

ISBN-10: 0717167267

ISBN-13: 9780717167265

This paintings is devoted to detailing the activities in and round Dublin's common submit workplace throughout the Easter emerging in 1916. The construction served as headquarters for the Irish Volunteers and the Citizen military, led by way of Padraig Pearse and James Connolly, and was once shelled within the suppression of the rebellion. The newly proclaimed Irish Republic was once speedy and brutally suppressed however the reminiscence of the heroism depicted that week and of the executions that replaced Irish heritage eternally.

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The balance of terror was not entirely one-sided. Hostages of war were held by Republicans, albeit far fewer in number. The release of loyalist prisoners, such as Lord Bandon, a leading Southern unionist, and P. S. Brady, a resident magistrate in Cork, was welcomed as part of the peace dividend but posed questions about the fate of others still missing, such as seventy-year-old Mary Lindsay. It later emerged that she had been executed for aiding the enemy, along with her chauffeur, James Clarke.

Brendan Byrne, Ed Penrose, Jack McGinley, Francis Devine, Theresa Moriarty and their colleagues in the Irish Labour History Society have helped with their comments and discussion of aspects of the history of the period. My thanks also to Gerry Kavanagh, Keith Murphy and their colleagues at the National Library of Ireland and the National Photographic Archive, Noelle Dowling at the Dublin Diocesan Archives, Seamus Helferty and his colleagues at the UCD Archives. Eamon Devoy of the Technical, Engineering and Electrical Union provided access to early records of the Irish Engineering, Shipbuilding and Foundry Trade Union.

Two arson attacks took place on her house, one in late 1920 and another in 1921. The situation worsened in 1922, when she reported three incidents of shots being fired into the house, telephone wires cut, and being assaulted in Nassau Street and later in her own home. Jewellery, silver and books were stolen. She believed the cause of such animosity was her role in founding and promoting the Red Cross Hospital during the First World War. Neighbours appear to have been reluctant to come to her assistance.

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