Radio Discussion on the War of Independence and Civil War in Dublin

In a follow up to our interview with James Durney, John Dorney and Cathal Brennan discuss the dynamics of insurgency and counter-insurgency in the Irish capital in 1919-1923 on Near FM’s History Show.

John Dorney and Cathal Brennan talk1

John Dorney and Cathal Brennan talk2

We discuss:

  • The organisation and social composition of the IRA in Dublin. 
  • The tactics used by the guerrillas and thier effects of civilians and combatants.
  • The response first of the British and then the Free State forces.
  • The Treaty split in the Dublin IRA.

See also our first show which was about the civil war in Dublin and Cork.

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