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The Irish Republic's foundation is one hell of a story, complete with spying secretaries, pig thieves, politicians, poets, school teachers and the world's biggest empire. In quick, bite-sized episodes, we're going to explore the causes, characters and aftermath of the Irish War of Independence.

The Irish Republic's foundation is one hell of a story, complete with spying secretaries, pig thieves, politicians, poets, school teachers and the world's biggest empire. In quick, bite-sized episodes, we're going to explore the causes, characters and aftermath of the Irish War of Independence.
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The Irish Republic's foundation is one hell of a story, complete with spying secretaries, pig thieves, politicians, poets, school teachers and the world's biggest empire. In quick, bite-sized episodes, we're going to explore the causes, characters and aftermath of the Irish War of Independence.

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English


Episodes

7 – The First Dáil

5/19/2019
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Sinn Fein had won the election and now it was time to start taking control of the country. Even if almost half of them were locked up. The First Dáil was the Irish Republic's first official step and would lead to all kinds of conflict... This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:08:15

6 – On The Campaign Trail

5/12/2019
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In this episode we go all West Wing on 1918 and look at the election that would completely transform the Irish political landscape. Finally, Sinn Fein move from the fringes to the forefront, while the IPP disappear into the history books. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:12:31

5 – Boy Oh Boy A Boycott

5/3/2019
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After successfully stopping conscription Sinn Fein and the Irish Volunteers started increasing pressure on the British. This led to an inevitable clash with the Royal Irish Constabulary. In this episode we investigate the RIC, looking at how Sinn Fein turned the public against them and how this was an integral first step towards all out hostility. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:09:59

4 – Oh No We Won't Go

4/25/2019
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By 1918 Sinn Fein were on the rise. Home Rule had come to a stand still and the population had become more and more radicalised. All Sinn Fein needed was one last thing to unify the country against the British. Did someone say conscription? Yep, that'll do. This week, we look at the Conscription Crisis of 1918 and hear one of the big hits from that year. Thanks to Ciaran Boyle for extra help with the music this episode. You can listen to his great EP, About Time here or follow him on...

Duration:00:15:07

3 – Poorly Managed Mayhem

4/18/2019
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Cartoonists in love, tricksy Welsh wizards and a fickle public. In this episode we look at how the plucky little 1916 Rising went from being a haphazard mess to one of Ireland's most important historic events, and how this changed the radical fringe group Sinn Fein into a political heavyweight. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:12:01

2 – Two Very Different Approaches

4/10/2019
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Not dissimilar to Brexit and arguments over the backstop, the Home Rule Crisis was one of the biggest political nightmares of its day. In fact, it could very well have led to a British Civil War if World War 1 hadn't interrupted. Talk about out of the frying pan and into the fire. In this episode we look at the mess that was the Home Rule Crisis, the influence of World War 1, and how it all led to the 1916 Rising. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:12:07

1 – Setting The Scene

3/26/2019
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In this the inaugural episode the parties, players and movements bouncing around Ireland in the early 1900s are introduced. Subscribe for more episodes coming soon. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

Duration:00:11:39