New PDF release: Defending Ireland: The Irish State and Its Enemies since

By Eunan O'Halpin

ISBN-10: 0199242690

ISBN-13: 9780199242696

The 1st learn to enquire the interlinked difficulties of family protection and nationwide security in eire, this ebook describes the improvement of the Irish military and police considering that 1922.

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It is likely that this letter was intercepted or seized by the British and passed on to Dublin. Cronin, The McGarrity Papers, , , , and –; Andrews, Dublin made me, –; Hopkinson, Green against Green, . R4 01/07/2000 04:01 PM  Page 30 The State and Civil War face. Despite the sudden deaths in quick succession in August first of Arthur Griffith and then of Michael Collins, it pursued its aims with unwavering and ruthless will. There were three strands to this ruthlessness. The first was the government’s willingness to use harsh laws, most notoriously making the mere possession of arms a capital offence.

67 Army situation report,  Apr. , MP, P/B/, and daily calendar of incidents,  Jan. , O’Malley papers, Pa/. R4 01/07/2000 04:01 PM Page 29 The State and Civil War  We can get you any ammunition you want in any quantity. I have written ‘the Boss’ about a scheme we had for getting stuff in direct . . We have one hundred silencers . . Your news about the ‘Artillery’ is good. We have a man in Germany negotiating the same stunt and expect to pull off a big thing.  ammunition.

47 Increased liaison between army intelligence and Scotland Yard, and between Irish agents in England and Scotland and the local police and prosecuting authorities, ensured that the pressure on republicans was kept up, but the Irish authorities still wanted to have suspects under lock and key in Ireland. Eventually circumstances changed, following evidence that Liam Lynch had sent Pa Murray to revitalize the IRA organization in Britain and to mount operations there. Diarmuid O’Hegarty visited Scotland Yard in March , and shortly afterwards British police arrested over one hundred suspects and shipped them to Ireland, where they were interned.

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