Thursday, 16 February 2012

First ten years of the Irish Free State

In 1922 Ireland was partitioned. In the Irish Free State, a bloody but short civil war followed between different factions of the old IRA - one half accepting dominion status under the Crown as the new army of the Irish Free State, the other refusing to accept British overlordship and unwilling to rest until a fully fledged republic was born. The Free State side won - but then what?

A fascinating and critical account of the first ten years of the Irish Free State's existence is now available in an excellent blog post at http://irishhistorypodcast.ie/2012/02/13/torture-murder-and-exclusion-irelands-first-10-years-of-independence/. If you think you know the history of Ireland, this might provide a new and valuable insight.

(With thanks to @FindmyPastie)

Chris

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