Podcast: Commemorating the RIC

Armed RIC constables in Limerick.

On this episode of the Irish History Show Cathal Brennan and John Dorney discuss the recent controversy over the planned commemoration of the Royal Irish Constabulary as part of the Decade of Centenaries.

In early 2020 the Irish government intended to commemorate the Royal Irish Constabulary and Dublin Metropolitan Police. This provoked a storm of controversy as many members of the public objected to commemorating the police force that upheld British rule in Ireland and which included the Black and Tans and Auxiliaries.

Here we discuss the RIC, the controversy over its commemoration and its possible impact on the general election of February 2020.

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