A City in Civil War: Dublin 1921-4 by Padraig Yeates

By Padraig Yeates

This paintings is devoted to detailing the activities in and round Dublin's normal publish place of work in the course of the Easter emerging in 1916. The construction served as headquarters for the Irish Volunteers and the Citizen military, led via Padraig Pearse and James Connolly, and was once shelled within the suppression of the rebellion. The newly proclaimed Irish Republic was once quick and brutally suppressed however the reminiscence of the heroism depicted that week and of the executions that replaced Irish heritage ceaselessly.

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By October 1921 he had been put in charge of the Finance Division of the Chief Secretary’s Office. The link between Dáil Éireann’s Minister for Finance, Michael Collins, and the disaffected Brennan was made through another former Clongowes boy, Patrick McGilligan, then private secretary to Dáil Éireann’s Assistant Minister for Local Government, Kevin O’Higgins. O’Higgins was not part of the negotiating team but he was secretary of the Economic Relations Committee reviewing taxation issues. Like Collins, O’Higgins was deeply aware of the shortcomings of the Irish team on financial matters.

They also produced witnesses stating that they were at home at the time of the attack; but because the sergeant was on active service they had no prospect of trial in a civilian court. The fact that both men recognised the court and the nature of their testimony suggests that the incident may not have been politically motivated. Not that political crime was always of an elevated nature. Patrick Keogh and James Doyle of Malahide were charged with ‘depriving two private soldiers of their boots’ at Cloghran, Co.

Neighbours appear to have been reluctant to come to her assistance. They may perhaps have felt that there was an element of paranoia in some of her claims, such as her description of being ‘tripped in the streets by women carrying golf sticks, especially on turning corners,’ or they may simply have declined to run the risk of becoming involved in her lonely combat with the rebels in case they brought retribution down on themselves. ’ There was a sad inevitability about the next phase in her story.

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