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The IRish Army in 1930s German style helmets. Troops were called out to aid the Gardai in Limerick in 1935.

A Limerick riot




Brian Hanley looks at a riot  in Limerick in 1935   At about 10.30pm on the 20th July 1935, a Saturday night, …

The RUC barracks at Lisnaskea - damaged by an IRA attack in December 1956.

The Election of Jack Murphy in 1957




Cathal Brennan looks at a rare, and fleeting, victory for an independent left-wing candidate in the conservative climate of 1950s Ireland. In 1957 Jack …