#OTD in 1939 – Christmas Raid: The Irish Republican Army raided the Phoenix Park Magazine Fort.

Now’s here’s a proof of Irish sense Here Irish wit is seen When nothing’s left that’s worth defence, We build a Magazine. –Jonathan Swift, Magazine Fort, c. 1737 The reason for Jonathan Swift’s ditty, in making light of the starfort, was that Dublin was relatively impoverished at that time: What is there to defend in […]

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#OTD in 1943 – Query raised in Dáil Éireann by Oliver Flanagan about participation in a ‘foreign army.’

Mr. Flanagan: asked the Minister for Defence if he is aware that it is alleged that certain high officers in the Army have recruited for a foreign army or have sons serving in such army and if he will make a statement in the matter. Minister for Defence (Mr. Traynor): I am not aware that […]

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#OTD in 1939 – Christmas Raid: The Irish Republican Army raided the Phoenix Park Magazine Fort.

Now’s here’s a proof of Irish sense Here Irish wit is seen When nothing’s left that’s worth defence, We build a Magazine. –Jonathan Swift, Magazine Fort, c. 1737 The reason for Jonathan Swift’s ditty, in making light of the starfort, was that Dublin was relatively impoverished at that time: What is there to defend in […]

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#OTD in 1943 – Query raised in Dáil Éireann by Oliver Flanagan about participation in a ‘foreign army.’

Mr. Flanagan: asked the Minister for Defence if he is aware that it is alleged that certain high officers in the Army have recruited for a foreign army or have sons serving in such army and if he will make a statement in the matter. Minister for Defence (Mr. Traynor): I am not aware that […]

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1939 – Christmas Raid: The IRA raided the Phoenix Park Magazine Fort.

Now’s here’s a proof of Irish sense Here Irish wit is seen When nothing’s left that’s worth defence, We build a Magazine. –Jonathan Swift, Magazine Fort, c. 1737 The reason for Jonathan Swift’s ditty, in making light of the starfort, was that Dublin was relatively impoverished at that time: What is there to defend in […]

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1943 – Query raised in Dáil Éireann by Oliver Flanagan about participation in a ‘foreign army.’

Mr. Flanagan: asked the Minister for Defence if he is aware that it is alleged that certain high officers in the Army have recruited for a foreign army or have sons serving in such army and if he will make a statement in the matter. Minister for Defence (Mr. Traynor): I am not aware that […]

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1943 – Query raised in Dáil Éireann by Oliver Flanagan about participation in a ‘foreign army.’

Mr. Flanagan: asked the Minister for Defence if he is aware that it is alleged that certain high officers in the Army have recruited for a foreign army or have sons serving in such army and if he will make a statement in the matter. Minister for Defence (Mr. Traynor): I am not aware that […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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