1922 – Irish Civil War Looms.

The seeds continue to be sown for an Irish civil war. Rory O’Connor speaking in Dublin states that the Irish army is “in a dilemma, having the choice of supporting its oath to the Republic or still giving allegiance to the Dáil, which, it considers, has abandoned the Republic. The contention of the army is that the Dáil did a thing that it had no right to do.” O’Connor would fight on the anti-Treaty side and be executed in December at the direction of his friend Kevin O’Higgins.

Photo: Rory O’Connor (left) with Constance Markievicz, June 1922.

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