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Rose Dugdale – Mná an IRA

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Rose Dugdale has led an extraordinary life and her unexpected involvement in the IRA and subsequent imprisonment became headline news all around the world in the 1970s. In this programme she tells the story of how and why she went from being a member of an aristocratic English family to becoming involved in the republican […]

Josephine Hayden – Mná an IRA

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Josephine Hayden served four and a half years in prison in Limerick for transporting arms and ammunition for the Continuity IRA. She refused to support the Northern Ireland peace process and, despite suffering two heart attacks while in jail, did not take early release under the Good Friday Agreement as many other prisoners did. As […]

Pamela Kane – Mná an IRA

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Pamela Kane grew up in a republican family in north Dublin. She recalls the formative impact of seeing how the nationalist population was treated when on childhood family holidays in her father’s homeland of Tyrone. She became actively involved in the republican movement during the 1980s hunger strikes in Northern Ireland. At this time, Sinn […]

Martina Anderson – Mná an IRA

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Martina Anderson was born into a large republican family in the Bogside, Co Derry. In this programme she speaks of an early memory offering water and vinegar to tear gas victims during the Northern Ireland riots. She joined the IRA at an early age and at 18 was charged with possession of a firearm and […]

Rosaleen McCorley – Mná an IRA

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Born in Belfast in 1957, Rosaleen McCorley left school at 17 to work in the Northern Ireland Housing Executive where she worked  until the time of her arrest in 1990. She was sentenced to 66 years for the attempted murder of an army officer and possession of explosives. She obtained two degrees and a postgraduate […]

Roseleen Walsh – Mná an IRA

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Roseleen Walsh was born in 1950 into a Belfast, republican family and she joined Cumann na mBan as a young woman. Walsh was interned in Armagh Prison in 1973 for just over a year, where she was afforded certain ‘freedoms’ as internees had political status at that time. Here, her writing flourished and she covered […]

Mr. Alfred Lord Mayor of Dublin

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In this sound newsreel the Lord Major of Dublin, Alfred (Alfie) Byrne, discusses Anglo-Irish relations and the prospect of a United Ireland in this speech from 1936. Seated comfortably in an armchair in a garden and wearing his mayoral chain of office,  Mayor Alfie Byrne assures Pathé Gazette viewers that there is no serious animosity […]

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 […]

The Irish Revolution

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This remarkable footage highlights the events that happened in the Battle of Dublin, including the devastating use of artillery by the rebels against the Four Courts and the shootings and battles around O’Connell Street. The Battle of Dublin was a week of street battles in Dublin from June 28th to July 5th 1922 that marked […]

Irish Revolution 1922

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This lengthy newsreel highlights some key moments in the Irish Civil War from troops revolting in Limerick, to the destruction of Sackville street in Dublin. The Irish Civil War (June 28th 1922 –May 24th 1923) was a conflict that followed the Irish War of Independence and accompanied the establishment of the Irish Free State, an […]

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 […]