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Mairéad Farrell: An Unfinished Conversation

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This Loopline documentary investigates the life and death of Mairéad Farrell who, in 1988, was shot dead by the SAS in Gibraltar along with two other unarmed members of the IRA. The violent killing of the three was one of the most controversial incidents during the Northern Ireland Troubles and provoked an international outcry. Bríona […]

Back from the USA

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In this newsreel Mary MacSwiney (older sister to Republican Terence MacSwiney) and Harold Boland (Sinn Féin) pose for the camera upon their return from the USA. Mary MacSwiney, T.D., Nationalist and Educationalist, supported the Irish War of Independence in 1919–21. In 1921, after the death of her brother Terence in October 1920, during the height […]

Countess Markievicz: The Only Woman Candidate Returned

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In this newsreel, Countess Markievicz is elected as MP for the St Patrick’s Division of Dublin. She was the first woman to ever be elected into British Parliament, but she refused to take her seat and joined Sinn Fein TDs to form the first Dail Eireann. Constance Georgine Markievicz, known as Countess Markievicz, was a […]

An Irish Solution in View

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This newsreel shows Irish Parliamentary Party leader John Redmond speaking at a mass rally (1912 – 1915, location unknown). John Redmond addressed huge crowds wherever he went, informing them about the Home Rule Bill. He was considered the undisputed leader in Ireland until 1916. Halfway through the newsreel a clip of Edward Carson is shown, […]

Bold Emmett, Ireland’s Martyr

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Irish revolutionary, Robert Emmett, leads a rebellion against British soldiers but his compatriot Con Daly is the true hero of the film. Despite the misspelling of Robert Emmet’s name throughout and some historical inaccuracy (Emmet fought in the rising of 1803 not 1798), the film is typical in its pursuit of authenticity in character and […]