A good place to start is here – The Irish Civil War, an overview.
The Treaty and the split
The Course of the War
28 June 1922, the First Day of the Civil War, by John Dorney
The ‘Bridges Job’ – a disastrous defeat for the IRA in Dublin in early August 1922.
Wellington Barracks – A Microcosm of the Irish Civil war – a look at the experiences of one barracks of pro-Treaty troops in Dublin during the war.
British Military Involvement in the Irish Civil War. How British military aid and at times assistance all but decided the civil war.
The Passing of the Public Safety Act – 27 September 1922 – legislation allowing for military courts and execution of republican prisoners.
The Assassination of Sean Hales and reprisal executions, the killing of Sean Hales TD and the shooting in reprisal of four leading republicans.
‘A Damn good clean fight’ The Last Stand of the Leixlip Flying Column, an anti-Treaty column is trapped and wiped out in Kildare.
The Tragedies of Ballyconnell – a series of raids and reprisal in the border area in 1923.
March 1923 – The terror month, A month of grisly atrocities in Kerry.
10 April 1923, Liam Lynch is killed, by John Dorney.
Weapons of the Irish Civil War, by John Dorney
Executions and assassinations
Who Shot Frank Lawlor? – an article about assassinations in Dublin during the civil war.
Who Was Seamus Dwyer? – on the assassination of leading pro-Treaty politician, article by Michael McKenna.
The Drumboe Martyrs – Kieran Glennon tells the story of his grandfather’s role in the execution of three republicans in Donegal in 1923.
The Civil War and society
Thinking about Violence in the Irish Civil War, by John Dorney, an essay on the nature of civil war violence.
The Postal Strike of 1922 – a major industrial dispute at the height of the civil war, which the government put down by use of the National Army.
The Big House and the Irish Revolution. How the republicans systematically destroyed the houses of the old Anglo-Irish landed class during the civil war.
The Burning of the Big Houses Re-Visited, a follow up article on the burnings by John Dorney.
Roundup at Midnight Mass, 1922, a story of the Catholic church and the republicans in Kerry in the civil war.
‘Rough and Ready Work’ – The Special Infantry Corps, a corps raised to put down social disorder, by John Dorney
Career (Mis)Adventurers, The IRB in the Free State Army, by Daniel Murray.
The IRB among the anti-Treatyites, by Daniel Murray.
Policing Revolutionary Dublin 1919-1923, by John Dorney.
Counting the cost
Casualties of the Civil War in Dublin– counting the dead and wounded.
Civil War Casualties in Tipperary, by John Dorney
Making Sense of the Irish Civil War – A conversation with Gavin Foster.
History Wars – John Regan discusses, among other things, the debates over the civil war among historians.
The Civil War in Dublin, with Cathal Brennan and John Dorney.
Interview about the Ballyseedy masssacre, with John Dorney
The Irish Civil War – Divisive Memory, with Declan Power and Michael MacDonnacha.
The battle for Cork City, by John Borgonovo.
The Fall of Dublin by Liz Gillis.
The Story of the Irish Civil War, by John Dorney
The battle of Limerick City, and the Summer Campaign in Kerry, By Padraig Og O Ruairc and Tom Doyle respectively.
Sligo: The Irish Revolution 1912-1923 by Michael Farry.
From Pogrom to Civil War by Kieran Glennon.
The Flame and the Candle, War in Mayo by Dominic Price.
Judging W.T. Cosgrave, by Michael Laffan.
The Irish Civil War and Society, by Gavin Foster.
Emmet Dalton, by Sean Boyne.
Report on the Irish Civil War Conference in Drogheda, September 2012. By Cathal Brennan.
Report on the Civil War Conference in Athlone, November 2013, by John Dorney
Report on Military Archives talk, ‘Establishing the Free State in conflict‘ includes estimates of the war’s death toll.