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Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... extent did enforcing the "Belfast Boycott" put a brake on sectarian outbreaks that might otherwise have happened? After all, it'd be pretty difficult to claim the moral high ground and enforce the boycott in support of beleagured nationlists in the six counties if the same IRA were ...
by DrNightdub
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:16 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
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Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

Maybe acceptance of their lot might be closer - the Govt of Ireland Act created a fait accompli which pretty much removed the raison d'etre for the UVF outside N.Ireland. Plus there may have been a debilitating impact from being cast adrift by those to whom they looked politically ...
by Jd66
Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:57 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 307072

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... they couldn't win a sectarian faction fight? Maybe acceptance of their lot might be closer - the Govt of Ireland Act created a fait accompli which pretty much removed the raison d'etre for the UVF outside N.Ireland. Plus there may have been a debilitating impact from being cast adrift by those ...
by DrNightdub
Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:55 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 307072

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

With regard to the general Antrim area, I would've thought that most of the focus would have been on Belfast? The Belfast brigade were kept pretty busy enforcing the boycott and attacking factories and the like. As you say, the population imbalance was a huge factor in the type of action that ...
by thepremier
Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:58 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 307072

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... sectarian? For as you say, John, All motivation aside, sectarian or otherwise, if dozens of people were 'disappeared' in this way, it's still pretty sickening. Especially if it happened during the truce. It can sometimes seem that evil is nowadays reserved for application to “capitalist imperialist” ...
by michaelcarragher
Fri May 27, 2011 9:59 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 307072

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... written of this in The Irish Sword. All motivation aside, sectarian or otherwise, if dozens of people were 'disappeared' in this way, it's still pretty sickening. Especially if it happened during the truce. Anyway, my report on Dolan's essay; ___________________ Ending war in a sportsmanlike ...
by Jd66
Mon May 23, 2011 2:07 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
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Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... better have permitted negotiated reintegration. I’m not sure that really is “a bit of a stretch”. It certainly would not have been painless or pretty, but it couldn’t possibly have been worse than what followed from the unilateral appeal to violence in 1916, and alliance with Ulster’s enemies. ...
by michaelcarragher
Wed May 04, 2011 4:58 pm
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 307072

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... that there was a sectarian campaign outside the North. And up front I have to say that I didn’t have his book to hand when I referred to him. I’m pretty sure he deals with land as an issue, but even if I’m wrong there’s no shortage of evidence in other writers’ works (though the ITGWU seems to ...
by michaelcarragher
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:02 am
 
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 307072

Re: LH at Roscommon Lamb Festival

Oh I think we can manage to be pretty entertaining! Should be a good laugh, looking forward to it... just hope there's veggie food at the food fair!! Lol!
by pajo
Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:00 am
 
Forum: Events
Topic: LH at Roscommon Lamb Festival
Replies: 9
Views: 9329

Re: Way off topic: our trip to Ireland in May

... a kiosk in the airport so that would be easiest - cant vouch for quality either way. I will be out of the country myself at that time but I am pretty sure that you could arrange to meet up with people in different parts of the country; certainly Dublin should be possible and if you are near ...
by brendan
Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:36 am
 
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Way off topic: our trip to Ireland in May
Replies: 30
Views: 46652
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