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    Quote Originally Posted by Seanie Lemass View Post
    It is ironic listening to Free Staters talking about the IRA's war record! Cosgrave hid in a monastry during the Tan War; Higgins was opposed to it - but a great man when it came to killing republicans - and Griffith was taken into protective custody by the fkn Brits after my Granny's brother and brother-in-law and their friends took out their spy network on Bloody Sunday.

    It is ironic, the British executed 24 Republicans, The Free State executed 77.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeamusNapoleon View Post
    Not bullsh1t.
    You may not like it, but your proto-party shot scores of men without trial and illegally.


    Yes. And to keep the country in the hands of Lord Gleneavy and the rest of the fkn scumbag bankers who are still running the kip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ergo2 View Post
    and Michael Kilroy and most of his famous flying column in Mayo, and Devins in Sligo?
    The point being that those who took the Anti Treaty side were clearly driven by principle.
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    As clear as mud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edifice. View Post
    The point being that those who took the Anti Treaty side were clearly driven by principle.
    Sean McEoin and the Longford brigade , very active in the WOI went pro treaty as did other brigades including Brennans Clare brigade ! Other brigades and units spilt down the middle. A lot of the anti treaty troops from Kerry had not been active at all in the WOI , altogether Hadley a black and white situation was it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toconn View Post
    Sean McEoin and the Longford brigade , very active in the WOI went pro treaty as did other brigades including Brennans Clare brigade ! Other brigades and units spilt down the middle. A lot of the anti treaty troops from Kerry had not been active at all in the WOI , altogether Hadley a black and white situation was it.



    What way did Longford vote at the IRA Convention? What way did the Dubs vote at the Convention, even though a lot of prominent Dubs in Tan War were Staters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eire1976 View Post
    The Anti Treaty side put those explosives there to deter the bombardment of their garrison by pro British forces. Sadly those free state animals were only taking orders from Churchill and continued to shell the place setting off the explosives.
    Talk about trying to distort history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by louis bernard View Post
    The pro treaty party were the legally elected government of the state. The anti treaty “forces” were traitors and anti democratic criminal scum.
    Where to begin dealing with this crass display of ignorance...

    There was no 'pro treaty party' at the time. There was Sinn Féin, and Sinn Féin elected representatives opposed the Treaty in many cases. One legally elected Sinn Féin TD was shot out of hand in Sligo following his surrender, another legally elected representative had his eye shot out while in Free State custody and was severely beaten.

    For the sake of the rest of us, please stop polluting the thread with your proud display of ignorance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turdsl View Post
    It is ironic, the British executed 24 Republicans, The Free State executed 77.
    Executed seventy-seven officially.
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    On the OP I have to agree that it is painful trying to research parts of Irish history because of this act of destruction. I cannot see how destroying our national records furthered the cause of the anti-treaty side one iota.

    Unfortunately this thread seems to have descended into the usual totally off topic tit for tat point scoring that passes for debate on the Irish civil war.
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