The internal politics of the IRA before the Civil War

Coming on Friday 8th April

The Anglo-Irish Treaty sparked turmoil within the IRA. Some accepted it and joined the ranks of the
Provisional Government’s new ‘National Army’; some remained neutral; the majority opposed it, but
with the added twist that on the eve of the Civil War there were two anti-Treaty factions of the IRA,
not one.

Two Army Conventions, on 26 March and 18 June 1922, failed to resolve these differences.

To make sense of these complexities, join History Ireland editor Tommy Graham in discussion with
Síobhra Aiken, John Borgonovo, John Dorney and Brian Hanley.


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This Hedge School is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and
Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 initiative.

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