WAR AND CONCILIATION: NOTES

Taken from A History of Ireland by Eleanor Hull

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[1] D. T. Dwane, Life of Eamonn de Valera (1922), p 63.

[2] The Administration of Ireland (1920), "I.O.", p. 57.

[3] P. S. O'Hegarty, The Victory of Sinn Fein, p. 26.

[4] Hayden Talbot, Michael Collins' Own Story, pp. 80-81.

[5] Dan Breen, My Fight for Irish Freedom, p. 34, sq., 119, sq., 83, sq.

[6] Report of the Labour Commission to Ireland.

[7] Louis Paul-Dubois, Le Drame Irlandais et I'lrlande Nouvelle, third edition, pp. 78-79.

[8] The burning of Cork City by the Auxiliaries took place on December 11, 1920.

[9] Sylvain Briollay, Ireland in Rebellion (I'Irlande Insurgée), p. 83.

[10] Ibid., pp. 48, 90 ; General The Right Hon. Sir Nevil Macready, Annals of an Active Life, ii, 481.

[11] See P. S. O'Hegarty, The Victory of Sinn Fein, pp. 54-58.

[12] Yet it was this generally respected man who in May, 1920, shortly before his imprisonment, had ordered some operation of so dastardly a character, that his Headquarters would not sanction it. O'Hegarty calls it "fiendish and indefensible and inadvisable from any point of view," though he does not tell us what it was. It was called off through O'Hegarty's intervention with Arthur Griffith. No doubt the English Government were well informed of the plot.P. S. O'Hegarty, op. cit., pp. 46-47. In MacSwiney's possession was found an order to construct a bomb factory, and a key to the police cypher code.

[13] Piaras Beaslai, Michael Collins and the making of a New Ireland, ii, 214.

[14] Now Lord Craigavon.

[15] For Art. 12, see Appendix VI., p. 466.

[16] The Times, September 30, 1924.

[17] Handbook of the Ulster Question, issued by the N. E. Boundary Bureau (1923), pp. 126-127.

[18] In two years 447 Catholics were killed and over 9,000 driven from employment. A still larger number were driven from their homes. In the reprisals that took place, Protestants and Catholics suffered indiscriminately, though the Catholics suffered most.

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