Cathal Brennan interviews John Dorney on his new book, The Civil War in Dublin (Merrion Press, 2017) for the Irish History Show on Near FM.
We discuss; how war broke out and why?
Why a military history of Dublin during the Irish Civil War needed to be written.
Why Free State forces forces won the battle in Dublin July 1922.
The anti-Treaty IRA’s war against public entertainments including cinemas and theatres.
The ‘murder gang of clandestine pro-Treaty forces’
The messy and conclusive end to the Civil War and its troubled memory.