The gun and Irish politics

examining national history in Neil Jordan"s Michael Collins
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Peter Lang , Oxford, New York
Collins, Michael, -- 1890-1922, Michael Collins (Motion picture), Revolutionaries -- Ireland -- Biography, Ireland -- History -- Easter Rising, 1916, Ireland -- History -- War of Independence, 1919-1921, Ireland -- History -- Civil War, 1922-1923, Ireland -- In motion pic
StatementRaita Merivirta.
LC ClassificationsDA965.C6 M3356 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24060813M
ISBN 139783039118885
LC Control Number2009024448

Irish law allows firearm possession on may-issue basis. With approximately seven civilian firearms per people, Ireland is the th most armed country in the world. Firearms in the Republic of Ireland are strictly controlled, both with strict legislation governing licensing, and fastidious application of that legislation by the Gardaí (Irish Police).

Irish history sounds a long litany of grievance and vengeance—lost battles, escaped earls, and institutionalized injustice. The gun, certainly in this century, has played a prominent part. In The Gun in Politics, J. Bowyer Bell presents the story of one Ireland—the Ireland of the Troubles—and about an approach to understanding political Cited by: In the s, Irish society was changing and becoming increasingly international due to the rise of the ‘Celtic Tiger’.

At the same time, the ongoing peace process in Northern Ireland also fuelled debates on the definition of Irishness, which in turn seemed to call for a critical examination of the birth of the Irish State, as well as a rethinking and re-assessment of the nationalist past.

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Analysis of Irish Political Conflict, The Gun in Politics. DOI link for The Gun in Politics a neutral in a contentious world, but also a pacifist state. The Irish establishment was appalled at the very idea that Ireland might become involved in alignments or alliances Author: J.

Bowyer Bell. The Larne gun-running was a major gun smuggling operation organised in April in Ireland by Major Frederick H. Crawford and Captain Wilfrid Spender for the Ulster Unionist Council to equip the Ulster Volunteer Force. The operation involved the smuggling of alm rifles and between 3 and 5 million rounds of ammunition from the German Empire, with the shipments.

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 23 cm. Contents: Introduction --The untold story of Irish history --Films and history --Cinema and Ireland --Neil Jordan and the film "like a national institution" --The soldier: "everything's possible if you wish hard enough" Easter Rising: introducing the characters --War of Independence.

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Laws differ and are generally less restrictive in Northern ns have been raised over the availability of illegal firearms. Members of the public may own sporting rifles and shotguns, subject to licensing, but handguns were effectively.

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— with a resounding 'no.'”—Harvard Law Review. The Official Irish Republican Army or Official IRA (OIRA; Irish: Óglaigh na hÉireann) was an Irish republican paramilitary group whose goal was to remove Northern Ireland from the United Kingdom and create a "workers' republic" encompassing all of Ireland.

It emerged in Decembershortly after the beginning of the Troubles, when the Irish Republican Army split into two Area of operations: Northern Ireland (mainly).

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