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Name: The Great Fraud Of 1914-18

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Author: Walsh, Pat

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Category: General

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2014

ISBN: ISBN 978-0-85034-12

Contents: The Great War of 1914 was Britain's Great War. But it should also be called Britain's Great Fraud on Ireland and the world. When Britain encouraged and then entered the European war that was taking shape in August 1914 it made it into a Great War. It was Great Britain that put the Great in the Great War. That is to say that without Great Britain's participation in it there would have been no Great War. In entering the European war Britain stated its aims in grand universal terms that were idealistic in the extreme. These aims were not only idealistic and unachievable but they were fraudulent. The objective of the Great Fraud was to show to the world that Britain was fighting a good war against an evil that had to be vanquished. The war was proclaimed as being for "civilisation against the Barbarian", for "democracy" against "Prussianism". And it was also supposedly a "war for small nations" for "poor little Belgium" or for "gallant Servia" and for a host of other long forgotten things. But what it came down to was a pulverising of Germany and the taking of its trade and markets in what was a traditional Balance of Power war catastrophically invested with a great moral mission. The Fraud that was perpetrated on Ireland and the world, concerning the character of the war Britain proclaimed itself to be fighting, was produced in order to convince any doubters, at home and abroad, about the rightfulness of it. These reasons were also later useful in enlisting the cannon fodder necessary to see the job through. And when Britain's Great War did not prove great enough to achieve its objectives and the United States had to be procured as an ally to complete the job the Great Fraud was both perpetuated and enhanced. A massive propaganda effort was launched that not only coloured the settlement of the war to the detriment of Europe and beyond but also created the myths that mystify understanding of it to this day. And so vast armies were recruited for the waging of the war and millions of people were killed in it, including tens of thousands of Irishmen who enlisted in the British Army to fight, inspired by the professed ideals of establishing 'Democracy' and the 'Rights of Small Nations' universally, and especially in Ireland. Britain's Great War and the Home Rulers decision to take part in it had momentous consequences for Ireland. Out of it came the fall of the Home Rule Party and of 'Imperial Ireland' as a result of Britain failing to win the quick victory that was expected. As well, in revulsion against the murderous British swindle, there came the rise of the Irish democracy and the Irish Republic.

Extracts: Part 1. Delenda est Germania The island nation The Problem of Germany Socialized Germany The commercial war Keeping British supremacy The making of a Great War England's Strategic Reorientation Britain and France Britain and Russia The Command of the Seas Britain's continental army Encirclement of Germany The Disarming of Dissent Gallant Serbia Constantinople to Baghdad. Part 2. The War on Germany The issue of Belgium Edward Grey's speech Belgium and the collapse of war opposition "Poor Little Belgium" War propaganda The Redmondite Fraud "Prussianism" The Great Moral War Redmond's War The Italian job The blockade of Germany The starvation blockade The submarine response The fall of The Liberal Government Conscription Pope Benedict's Peace effort Ireland in 1916 Part 3. The War on the Ottoman Empire The War on the Baghdad Railway Britain and the Young Turks Britain’s war on the Ottoman Empire The Gallipoli crusade Demise of Serbia The British and neutral Greece The destruction of the Ottoman Empire The Armenian tragedy Britain and Zionism Christian Fundamentalism and the Great War Anti-Semitic Zionism Triple-cross of the Arabs Britain and Iraq Part 4. The endgame and after Benedict’s Peace Note The Peace of No Peace The Fourteen Points and the Armistice The Siege of Europe Germany besieged The Official History Producing ‘The Huns of 1940’ The Famine lever Treaty of Versailles Across the Blockade Britain and the League Ireland and the war for small nations The problem of ‘self-determination’ The Northern Catholics

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Name: The 'Boys' of the Millstreet Battalion Area

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Editor: Lane, Jack

Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2003

ISBN: 1 903497 124

Contents: Some personal accounts of the War of Independence by veterans of the Battalion. 63 pp.

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Name: The 'Cork Free Press' In The Context of The Parnell Split

Subtitle: The Restructuring of Ireland, 1890-1910

Author: Clifford, Brendan

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 1998

ISBN: 0 9521081 06 10

Contents: Aftermath of the Irish Big Bang: Redmondism; Fenians; Clericalism; The Land War; Russellites; Land & Labour League, and All-For-Ireland League?an Irish pluralist political development originating in County Cork. 168pp. Index.

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Name: The Administration Of Ireland, 1920

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Author: Street, Major C. J. C.

Editor: Walsh, Pat

Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2001

ISBN: 0 85034 089 6

Contents: In 1920 it must have been inconceivable to British governing circles, and British public opinion in general, that Britain could 'lose' Ireland. Large additions had recently been made to the Empire by victory in the Great War. Imperial glory was at its height. And the possibility that the Empire should begin to unravel so close to home was not to be entertained. And so, when England's oldest colony—the other green and pleasant land which had so often been conquered and so often been declared to be irrevocably British?voted to be independent in the 1918 General Election, the British Parliament and Government decided to take no notice of the vote. Major Street was part of the mighty military machine that had just won the greatest war in history and that was now deployed in support of the British Administration of Ireland against the will of the Irish electorate. He had specialised in Intelligence and Propaganda in the World War, and he was now deputed to provide propaganda legitimacy for the Black-and-Tan War. The book he produced is of interest as a coherent statement of the British case, published while the British Government still had the expectation of winning that war. And it has the further interest that Major Street had privileged access to the secret files of the Dublin Castle administration and made informative use of them. The book is thus both itself a historical document and a source of documents not generally available. It is of course written with propaganda 'spin', which the reader will allow for as he sees fit. The "Administration Of Ireland, 1920" is reproduced in full, along with the original Index. But we have not reproduced the green cover embossed with crowned harp in which it first appeared. This is followed by a substantial extract from "Ireland in 1921"—a disillusioned book published in 1922, when Britain had given up the attempt to maintain direct control of Ireland, had negotiated with the 'murderers' as statesmen, and was attempting to keep Ireland within the indirectly-held Empire, the "Commonwealth", as had been done with the South African Boers. Major Street, the intelligent and purposeful Imperialist, let his pain at this "compromising" turn of events be felt. That was at a time when therre was in England an incipient fascist movement, determined to maintain the glory of Empire against the "hidden hand" which was manipulating the "dark forces" of dissolution. A review of Major Street's other books is provided by Brendan Clifford, showing that muc that British propaganda of later times attributed to German Militarism or Fascism was to be found much closer to home. An introduction to the "British Administration Of Ireland, 1920" is provided by Dr. Pat Walsh, author of "Republicanism And Socialism" and "From Civil Rights To National War". 192 pp. (9.5" x 6") Bibliography. Index.

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Name: The Armenian Insurrection And The Great War

Subtitle: Including two pamphlets by and "Armen Garo"

Author: Walsh, Pat

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Publisher: Belfast Historical & Educational Society

Published: 2015

ISBN: 978-1-872078-23-6

Contents: The Great Calamity that engulfed the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 has been narrowed down to a single question: Was the Young Turk Government in Istanbul guilty of Genocide? But the tragedy of the deaths of great numbers of Armenians, Turks and Kurds is inexplicable if confined solely to this. And it obscures important historical questions around the issues of instigation and betrayal that should be raised around these events. So a context is required to explain what really happened to produce such a disaster. That context is the Great War and the Armenian Insurrection. The Armenian Insurrection is described by a leading figure in it, the Dashnak revolutionary Dr. Pasdermadjian (Armen Garo), in writings long since forgotten. These put a very different complexion on the events of 1915. They describe a great moment of decision when the very existence of a people was gambled in the struggle for a Great Armenia, carved out of Ottoman territories in which the Armenians constituted a small minority. His two pamphlets reprinted here reveal that the 1914 Ottoman offer of an autonomous Armenian State was rejected by Armenians when what they thought was a better offer came from America, Britain and France. The price was that they fight the Ottomans. They gambled and lost, bringing disaster on the Armenian people. Also included is a commentary by Pat Walsh on the origin and development of 'the Armenian Question' and its culmination and final resolution in the catastrophic events in Anatolia brought about by the Great War. This reveals the instrumental part played by the Liberal Anglosphere in foisting dangerous notions of historic destiny on the Armenians and then a fraudulent war that encouraged them to destruction. When remembering the Armenian Great Calamity what should be sought is not only the truth, but the whole truth.

Extracts: No extracts at this time ERRATA Page 81 paragraph 2 "influence" should read "auspices". Page 81 paragraph 3 "God" should read "Christ" (twice). Page 81 paragraph 4 "Arafat" should read "Ararat" (twice). Page 102 paragraph 6 "Nicholas" should read "Alexander"

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Name: The Arms Conspiracy Trial

Subtitle: Ireland, 1970: The Prosecution Of Charles Haughey, Captain Kelly and Others

Author: Clifford, Angela

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2009

ISBN: 1 874157 20 2

Contents: The Arms Trial is the central point of the Arms Crisis of 1969-70—an event in Irish political life provoked by British misgovernment in Northern Ireland.

At issue was whether Irish Governments were to actively assist the defence of a beleaguered Northern minority, or leave Catholics to fend for themselves under the shock of the assault made on them in August 1969.

Taoiseach Jack Lynch delivered a speech promising not to "stand by" on 13th August. If that speech was not to be followed through with active assistance to the Nationalist minority, then it was irresponsibly inflammatory.

Lynch ordered his Army to do what it had never done before—to envisage incursions into the North and make preparations for them. Representatives of the Army established working relationships with the Northern Defence Committees which brought together a wide spectrum of Catholic opinion in the North.

Then, suddenly in May 1970, Lynch shocked the countryby sacking two senior members of his Government without explanation and charging them with conspiracy against the State a couple of weeks later. An officer in Military Intelligence, who had done no more than carry out orders, within the chain of command, was also charged with conspiracy. It was denied that the Government policy from August 1969 to May 1970 had ever been Government policy.

But official documents have come to light which gave the lie to Lynch and supported the Defence pleading and the Jury verdict.

In particular, it pointed to a Government Directive to the Army of 6th February 1970 to assist Northern defence—a document since released and reproduced in this book.

Colonel Michael Hefferon, Captain Kelly's commanding officer and the Director of Military Intelligence, was listed as the premier Prosecution witness. If he had given the evidence expected of him, it is possible that the Defendants would have been given long jail sentences. In the event, he found he could not perjure himself and told enough State secrets in Court to confirm that the attempted Arms Importation was indeed conducted under Government auspices. Hefferon's original police Statement, which implicated Defence Minister Gibbons in the operation was doctored for the Trial. It was released under the 30-year rule, and is reproduced in this book, along with the version submitted to the Court.

The second main witness was Gibbons, whose prevaricating performance in the witness box appalled all those eager to see convictions, including the British Ambassador to Dublin.

On the evidence placed before the Court, it was impossible to convict and the jury didn't. But interested parties immediately started to undermine that verdict and have continued to do so.

Using newspaper reports, this book provides an account of the Court case and sets it in the context of released official documents—many of them Top Secret—from both Irish and British Archives. It allows the principals to speak for themselves.

The Arms Crisis cannot be understood without knowing what happened in the Arms Trial—and that is what this book is about.

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Name: The Arms Crisis: What Was It About?

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Author: Clifford, Angela

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2009

ISBN: 978-1-874158-22-6

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Name: The Bard

Subtitle: Seán Riobaird O Súilleabháin

Author: Keane, Barry

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Category: Irish History

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2012

ISBN: 978-1-903497-73-9

Contents: John Robert O Sullivan made Millstreet famous during the Land War. His fight with the landlords and land agents led to intense repression in Millstreet between 1881 and 1891. At one stage the small town of Millstreet had more than 80 armed police to enforce the law. This book tells the story of his life, the main events of the Land War at that time, and his eventual conviction in 1891 at a show trial in Nenagh before 'a hanging orange judge with a packed jury'. He received 24 years hard labour, leaving a wife and six small children behind. This is also the story of their struggle to survive in the face of impossible odds.

About The Author

Barry Keane is a History and Geography teacher and the author of a number of books and articles across many subjects including Protestant decline in post-independence Ireland. He is also a mountaineer and has authored a series of five hill-walking and rock-scrambling guidebooks for the South of Ireland. Most importantly for this book he is the great grandson of the Bard.

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Name: The Battle Of Crossbarry

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Author: Neeson, Eoin

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2008

ISBN: 978-1-903497-40-1

Contents: The action at Crossbarry in West Cork in March 1921 was, from the Irish point of view, the most successful of all the battles of the War of Independence.

One hundred and four Irish troops of the special Flying Column fought their way successfully through surrounding, closing-in, British troops amounting to 1,200 men.

While this remarkable feat has been acknowledged and applauded world-wide, and used as a text-book example in military colleges from Sweden and the USA to Egypt, the full story is as yet little-known in Ireland.

This booklet is intended to redress the balance.

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Name: The Battles Of Knocknanoss And Knockbrack

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Author: Clifford, Brendan

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

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Contents: The story of two battles involving the Confederation of Kilkenny in the 17th century English Civil War.

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Name: The British Legion And Hitler

Subtitle: Lest We Forget

Author: Dyas, Eamon

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Category: General

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2005

ISBN: 0 85034 113 2

Contents: This pamphlet, which is not intended as an insult to the decent people who are members of the British Legion, is dedicated to the millions of decent human beings who perished on all sides during the First World War. It simply gives the history of the British Legion which shows it to have been a product of political duplicity on the part of the Establishment.

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Name: The Burning Of Cork

Subtitle: An Eyewitness Account

Author: Ellis, Alan J.

Editor: Lane, Jack

Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2004

ISBN: 1 903497 16 7

Contents: Along with the eyewitness account of the burning of Cork by the Black & Tans are reminiscences by members of the Gloucester Regiment of their experiences in Kiskeam during the War of Independence. Also, some more miscellaneous items on Millstreet Town.

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Name: The Casement Diary Dogmatists

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Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Belfast Historical & Educational Society

Published: 2004

ISBN: 1 874157 09 X

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Name: The Catholic Bulletin and Republican Ireland

Subtitle: with special relevance to J. J. O'Kelly ('Sceilg')

Author: Murphy, Dr. Brian P (osb)

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2005

ISBN: 0 85034 108 6

Contents: This book analyses the development of different strands in the Irish national and cultural movements of the early years of the 20th century. From extensive and meticulous research Dr. Murphy provides new insights on the relationship between these tendencies and their evolution. He sets the record straight and challenges assumptions made by a number of the early revisionist historians. He focuses on the role of a key, but underrated, figure in that movement - J. J. O'Kelly, known as 'Sceilg' - and in particular on his role as editor of The Catholic Bulletin in the crucial post-1916 period. O'Kelly was also President of the Gaelic League (1919-22) and Acting Chairman of Dáil Éireann (1919-21). For its trenchant and well-argued justification of the Rising and the case it made for Independence to people at home and abroad the Bulletin was once described as "Ireland's heavy artillery". That seems a most apt description of it.

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Name: The Catholic Bulletin: The Politics Of Pre-War Europe, An Irish View

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Editor: Walsh, Pat

Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2004

ISBN: 874157 06 5

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Name: The Catholic Predicament In Northern Ireland

Subtitle: Volume One: Catastrophe. 1914-1968

Author: Walsh, Pat

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Category: Northern Ireland Collection

Publisher: Belfast Historical & Educational Society

Published: 2014

ISBN: 978-1-872078-20-5

Contents: 'Catastrophe' is the first volume of a two part study of the Catholic Political Predicament in 'Northern Ireland'. It traces the predicament that the Nationalists of the Six Counties faced after suffering the disaster in 1920-1 of being forced to endure life in the perverse political entity that became known as 'Northern Ireland'. That devious construction of the Westminster Parliament was made for Imperial purposes, to serve as a political instrument that had nothing to do with the 'Better Government of Ireland' or its people. Before 'Northern Ireland' was called into existence, Joe Devlin and his community looked forward to a future in a self-governing Ireland within the Empire, as promised by the British Liberal Government. But that future was aborted—despite the great sacrifice made by the Northern Catholics in Britain's Great War for 'small nations' and 'self-determination'—after Unionism brought force into politics and won for its supporters in Ulster a territory under a pseudo-state, disconnected from the State within which Devlin had been a rising force. That pseudo-state, with its simulacrum Parliament, represented a false-front for the British State that remained in Ireland after the Irish democracy had asserted itself between 1918 and 1921. It involved the large Catholic minority playing the part of a permanently subdued community, policed by the majority community that had prevented it from achieving its historic destiny. And even Michael Collins could not save it from this awful nightmare. The Northern Catholics not only suffered Partition in 1920-1, being cut off from the rest of the Irish Nation, which entered a new phase of development without them, but they were also separated from the UK state and its functional political structures. They were, therefore, trapped in a political limbo between states, with no means of escape. And, as this book shows, their escape attempts were barred not only by the British State that had consigned them to this political quarantine but also by their brethren in the Irish State and its major party, Fianna Fail. This was an impossible predicament within a deeply dysfunctional arrangement that was bound to end in tears for all concerned. And indeed it did, in August 1969, after the Nationalists had engaged in the Sean Lemass fantasy that they could improve their position by playing "Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition" in Stormont.

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Name: The Catholic Predicament In Northern Ireland

Subtitle: Volume Two: Resurgence. 1969-2016

Author: Walsh, Pat

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Category: Northern Ireland Collection

Publisher: Belfast Historical & Educational Society

Published: 2016

ISBN: 978-1-872078-26-7

Contents: In August 1969 came a pivotal event in the collective experience of the Catholics of the North after the Unionist Pogrom of that month set off a defensive Insurrection. Things could never be the same again. And they weren't. The Catholic community, let down in its hour of need by both the British Labour Government of the State and Jack Lynch's Government in Dublin, for the first time fell back on its own resources. In the vital hour it produced something from itself that transformed its situation, turning its position from one of subordination to that of equality. The Insurrection turned into a 28 Year War that set out to solve, once and for all, the political predicament that the Catholic community of the North had been sealed into back in 1920-1 by Westminster. That was when Britain set up the perverse political construct known as 'Northern Ireland' that generated an eternal conflict between its two communities, in which ’the minority' always came off worst. Volume One in this series, aptly titled Catastrophe, gives an account of what happened between 1914 and 1968, The present volume tells the rest of the story, putting military and political developments in context. Resurgence explains why the primary responsibility for that conflict lies with the architects and operators of the system that gave the minority community a stark choice only between permanent second-class status or war. And it describes how that War was ended to the advantage of the community, though short of its final objective, in such an effective way that momentum was carried from war to politics. It is the story of how the Catastrophe of 1920-5 was transformed by the Resurgence of August 1969 so that the map of Ireland can be unfolded again.

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Name: The Causes Of The Rebellion In Ireland

Subtitle: And Other Writings

Author: Birch, Ledlie

Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: United Ireland Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 1991

ISBN: 0 85034 046 2

Contents: "The Causes Of The Rebellion In Ireland" was written in the late summer of 1798. The author, Thomas Ledlie Birch, Presbyterian minister at Saintfield, Co. Down, for twenty years, was tried by Courtmartial in June 1798 on a charge of having taken part in the Rebellion. Because of his able defence, his sentence was the mild one of exile to America. "The Causes Of The Rebellion" was written either en route to America or immediately on landing there. It was first published in America, and was immediately reprinted in London. It was one of a kind—a book by a leading light of the United Irish movement, written soon after he had escaped hanging, at a moment when the Rebellion had not yet been quite suppressed and a political settlement through an abolition of the Ascendancy Parliament had not yet been proposed. It reviews the political history of Ireland since the achievement of legislative independence by the Ascendancy Parliament in 1782. And it concludes that the probable outcome of the events of 1798 would be a military despotism. Brendan Clifford, in his introduction, argues that only the Act of Union warded off a government of military despotism. Also included is the full text of Birch's pamphlet, "Physicians Languishing Under Disease", directed against the movement within Presbyterianism known as the Seceders. This movement was the forerunner of the apolitical development which became influential in later generations. All political movements must try to locate themselves in history. Birch's "Address To The Synod Of Ulster" in 1793, of which a substantial extract is given here, was in tune with the general United Irish orientation. The fact that the familiar landmarks of half a century have been uprooted in this bicentenary year of the formation of the United Irishmen may enable the reader to envisage the historical conceptions of the United Irishmen more easily than they might have done a couple of years ago. Extracts from the "Letter From Saintfield", which Birch contributed to the United Irish paper, "The Northern Star", round out this selection. Publication of this book completes the trilogy of reprints from the writings of the United Irishmen of Antrim and Down. The others are "Scripture Politics" by the Rev. William Steel Dickson, Minister at Portaferry and reputed United Irish General for Co. Down; and "Billy Bluff and The Squire", by James Porter, Minister at Greyabbey, who was hanged in 1798. 112 pp.

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Name: The Contention Of The Poets

Subtitle: An essay in Irish intellectual history

Author: Minahane, John

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Category: Gaelic Collection

Publisher: Sanas Press

Published: 2000

ISBN: 0 9522582 4 2

Contents: This essay is an attempt to throw light on the lives and works of a few outstanding writers in the Irish Language, who were contemporaries of Shakespeare and Cervantes.

The Irish writers of that period are not well known…The reason for this is historical. In the 17th. century Gaelic Irish civilisation experienced a catastrophe, which led then and in the centuries following to a breach in culture
(From the introduction.)

Beginning with a review of the career of Fearghal Óg mac an Bháird, a gifted, exuberant and likeable professional poet of this period, John Minahane shows how the Gaelic men of learning responded in different ways to drastically changed circumstances. He presents the Iomarbhágh na bhfildead, or Contention of the Poets (when poets from North and South conducted a heated professional controversy) from the standpoints of the participants.

The attempt by the exiled Franciscan monks of Louvain to seize the intellectual leadership of Gaelic Ireland is emphasised. Flaithrí Ó Maolchonaire, founder and grand strategist of Louvain, master of Gaelic senchus and radical philosopher (the most difficult problem of Irish intellectual biography, according to the author) is highlighted as a key figure. The other key figure is Tadhg mac Dáire mac Bruaideadha, champion of Munster tradition…and something more.

Many poems are cited, giving the original Irish with adjacent translations. There are also two important political poems which have not been published before.

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Name: The Crime Against Europe

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Author: Casement, Roger

Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: German-Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2003

ISBN: 0 85034 101 9

Contents: This is the first reprint of Roger Casement's only published book for almost half a century. Its subject is the British foreign policy which brought about the First World War.

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Name: The Dublin/Monaghan Bombings 1974

Subtitle: A Military Analysis

Author: Morgan Lt. Col. (Retd.), John

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Belfast Historical & Educational Society

Published: 2013

ISBN: 978-1-872078-17-4

Contents: Despite official enquiries into the Dublin/Monaghan Bombings, no satisfactory answers have ever been found as to who carried them out.  Even though these Bombings caused the biggest loss of life of a single operation of the whole Troubles, garda investigations were wound up after three months—with no proper explanation of what had happened;  no prosecutions were ever brought.
  This book is about the efforts of Colonel Morgan to rescue the event from oblivion and to find answers as to what happened.  The author is a retired Army officer.  He helped in the making of two television programmes, Yorkshire Television's Hidden Hand:  The Forgotten Massacre and RTE's Friendly Forces.  Further effort by Colonel Morgan and others resulted in the Irish Government establishing the Barron Enquiry, which reported in 2003 and 2004.
To assist the Barron Tribunal, Colonel Morgan made a military analysis of the four bombing incidents, which occurred on 17th May 1974, the third day of the Ulster Workers' Council Constitutional Stoppage.  He concluded that, so sophisticated was the planning and execution of this operation, that it was impossible for Loyalists to have acted on their own.  Amongst the features which pointed to professional direction was the nature of the explosives used, the siting and strength of each bomb, and the timing devices which ensured that three car-bombs went off simultaneously at 5.30 pm on 17th May.  He also concluded that the fourth bomb, in Monaghan town centre, was a diversionary tactic which enabled the Dublin perpetrators to cross back to the North.  His enquiries led him to conclude that elements of British Military Intelligence, acting on the authority of their superiors, conceived and played a crucial part in the operation.  The object was to discourage Southern involvement in Northern affairs, destroy the Sunningdale Agreement, and discredit Harold Wilson's Labour Government.
Unfortunately, Justice Henry Barron was ultra-cautious in evaluating the evidence put before him.  Like Irish Governments down the years, he felt it was unthinkable that Britain would act in such a manner.  He dismissed Colonel Morgan's Submissions.
Part One of this book contains the Military Analyses presented by Colonel Morgan to the Barron Tribunal, while in Part Two the Colonel describes how he became involved, his interactions with the Judge, and the attempts to frighten him off the issue.  Annexes contain descriptions of the television programmes, and include documents of various kinds.
Angela Clifford supplies some context for the Bombing in an Introduction, and considers the Standards of Proof applied by Tribunals in an Afterword.
248pp, 3 colour maps, 2 diagrams 

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Name: The Dubliner

Subtitle: The Lives, Times And Writings of James Clarence Mangan

Author: Clifford, Brendan

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 1988

ISBN: 0 85034 036 5

Contents: JAMES CLARENCE MANGAN was the complete Dubliner in prose and verse. He was born and bred in the city, served his literary apprenticeship in its popular Puzzle-books, and published his master-works in its serious magazines and political newspapers. Other famous Dublin writers were mainly published abroad, but Mangan was entirely published at home. Not a single poem or article of his was published in England. And yet Mangan was by far the most cosmopolitan of Dublin writers. Others went abroad and wrote about Dublin, but Mangan stayed at home and wrote about the world. Brendan Clifford reconstructs Mangan's Dublin and shows that Mangan flourished in a hiatus of freedom between two Ascendancies. He was born two years after the Act of Union freed the city from the Protestant Ascendancy, and he died two years before Cardinal Cullen began the work of confining its cultural life within Roman Catholic orthodoxy. The German phase in Irish national development - whose highest products were Mangan and Canon Sheehan - is restored here. There is a section on Mangan's richly exotic life as an Oriental. And his Gaelic aspect - which sometimes merges with the Oriental - is filled out beyond the customary three or four poems. And it is discovered that Mangan was a superb writer of prose in a mode of unacademic literary-philosophic reflection - at least as good as the best English writers of that time, or any time. In short, this book makes one astonished that no selection of Mangan's verse has been published for over eighty years, and that his prose has not seen the light of day for a hundred and forty years. Contains a tribute to Dennis Dennehy. 176 pp.

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Name: The Economics Of Partition

Subtitle: A Historical Survey Of Ireland In Terms Of Political Economy

Author: Clifford, Brendan

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Category: Northern Ireland Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 1992

ISBN: 0 85034 074 8

Contents: "The Economics Of Partition" is a history of Ireland since the 17th century as seen through the categories of political economy. It evolved amidst the intense turmoil of West Belfast in 1969-72. It went through many editions as a pamphlet, growing with each edition, and made a discernible effect on the turmoil within which it was produced. Though unmistakably a product of nationalist Ireland, its purpose was to demolish the prevailing nationalist view of the Unionist community in Ulster. That view, though expounded by learned academics no less than by demagogic politicians, is shown to be a mere combination of ignorance and prejudice. Having lived a vigorous life as a vulgar pamphlet, "The Economics Of Partition" has now been reduced to respectability as a book. Its battle has been won. Many books now contain ideas which were first developed in it, and usually do so without acknowledging the source. The appearance of this source pamphlet in book form is therefore long overdue. 108 pp. Bibliography. Index.

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Name: The Events Of 1915

Subtitle: In The Ottoman Empire

Author: Walsh, Pat

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Category: General

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2013

ISBN: 978-0-85034-126-3

Contents: The events that occurred in Eastern Anatolia in 1915 should be located in a broader context than simply that of Turk against Armenian. Both Turks and Armenians were, after all, actors in a much wider drama that was unfolding in the world and any judgement about their actions can only be made with the knowledge that they were caught up in circumstances that were not of their choosing and were largely beyond their control.

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Name: The Events Of 1915 (eBook)

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Author: Walsh, Pat

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Category: eBook

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2013

ISBN: 978-0-85034-126-3

Contents: The events that occurred in Eastern Anatolia in 1915 should be located in a broader context than simply that of Turk against Armenian. Both Turks and Armenians were, after all, actors in a much wider drama that was unfolding in the world and any judgement about their actions can only be made with the knowledge that they were caught up in circumstances that were not of their choosing and were largely beyond their control.

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Name: The Forged "Irish Bulletin"

Subtitle: Reproduction of British Government Forgeries

Author: Lane, Jack

Editor: Lane, Jack

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Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

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ISBN: 978 1 903497 86 9

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Name: The Forged "Irish Bulletin"

Subtitle: Reproduction of British Government Forgeries

Author: Lane, Jack

Editor: Lane, Jack

Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2017

ISBN: 978 1 903497 86 9

Contents: The “Irish Bulletin” was the daily paper of the Irish Government established on the basis of the 1918 General election, the first Dáil Éireann. It was a hugely influential publication and played a crucial role in winning the War of Independence. The highest compliment possible was paid to it by the British Government when it set out to discredit it by forging a run of the paper. It was an audacious and desperate project and is proof of how concerned the Government had become about its effect on political opinion in Britain itself and internationally. This pamphlet is a collection of all the extant copies of the forgery and we are pretty sure that it is the complete run of what was published.

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Name: The Forged "Irish Bulletin"

Subtitle: Reproduction of British Government Forgeries

Author: Lane, Jack

Editor: Lane, Jack

Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2017

ISBN: 978 1 903497 86 9

Contents: The “Irish Bulletin” was the daily paper of the Irish Government established on the basis of the 1918 General election, the first Dáil Éireann. It was a hugely influential publication and played a crucial role in winning the War of Independence. The highest compliment possible was paid to it by the British Government when it set out to discredit it by forging a run of the paper. It was an audacious and desperate project and is proof of how concerned the Government had become about its effect on political opinion in Britain itself and internationally. This pamphlet is a collection of all the extant copies of the forgery and we are pretty sure that it is the complete run of what was published.

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Name: The Genesis Of National Socialism

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Author: Williams, T. Desmond

Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Belfast Historical And Educational Society

Published: 2012

ISBN: 978-1-872078-16-8

Contents: The Genesis Of National Socialism is the magnum opus of Thomas Desmond Williams. He wrote it as a student at University College Dublin. A few years later he was made Professor of Modern History at UCD. But he never as Professor issued a work comparable for substance and quality with what he had written as a student.

The present work covers the formation, under the guidance of Prussia, of a single German state, by bringing together the scores of German petty states into a voluntary union.

Unfortunately, however, it does not deal at all with what is said to be its subject—the formation of the Nazi Party. Nevertheless it was awarded an Honours MA Degree.

As something produced within Irish academia, it is beyond comparison. It stands alone as a giant fragment that came from nowhere.

Williams served in British Intelligence before being appointed Professor of History at UCD. In a comment on Williams' work, Brendan Clifford describes the libel action brought against Williams by the wartime Irish Ambassador to Spain, Leopold Kerney, over allegations of collaboration with the Nazis made by Williams, apparently on the basis of what he thought he knew from his work as a British Intelligence operative.

Clifford also contrasts the way Germany united itself with the way England constructed and maintained the United Kingdom.

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Name: The Grammar Of Anarchy:

Subtitle: Force Or Law—Which?

Author: Horgan, J.J.

Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2006

ISBN: 1 874157 15 4

Contents: The Grammar Of Anarchy was the final fling of Redmondite Home Rule in the literature of live politics.

It was published during the Conscription crisis of 1918. The copy deposited in the Copyright Library is date-stamped "30 Aug 18".

The author, or compiler, is identified in the first edition only by the initials J.J.H. In the second edition, published late in 1919, he revealed himself as John Joseph Horgan.

Apart from a brief Foreword by Horgan, the pamphlet consists of extracts from speeches made between 1910 and 1914 by members of the Opposition who had become members of the Government during the Great War. It was passed by the Censor, Major Bryan Cooper, who did not feel he could suppress statements made by members of the Government on whose authority he acted. But it was subsequently banned by the Government itself.

J.J. Horgan belonged to the substantial middle class core of the Home Rule Party. His father had been a Parnellite and a personal friend of Parnell. He was himself a loyal supporter of John Redmond, who died in March 1918, shortly before publication of the Grammar.

It must be emphasised that the Grammar was not a Sinn Féin publication.

The Grammar is an anti Sinn Féin publication. It is the swan-song of 'Constitutional nationalism' which, in its dying fall, charges the upholders of the Constitution with having destroyed it.

Its message was that the rise of Sinn Féin was made possible by the conduct of the senior politicians of the British State, which is demonstrated in their own words. That is the message, even though Sinn Féin is not mentioned.

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Name: The Graves Of Kilmorna

Subtitle: a story of '67

Author: Sheehan, Canon

Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: Irish Themes

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2013

ISBN: 978-1-903497-78-4

Contents: The Graves Of Kilmorna is a novel of the Fenian Rising of 1867 and of the subsequent decline of national life in Ireland under the influence of the Home Rule Party. The central figure of the novel, a Fenian veteran, is killed by a Parliamentary mob for raising Fenian principles at an election meeting.
The author, Patrick Augustine Sheehan (1852-1913) completed the novel shortly before his death. It was published the following year, 1914, when the Home Rule Bill was being formally enacted by Parliament but was set aside in fact, the Home Rule leaders were recruiting Irish cannon-fodder for the British War on Germany and Turkey, and a new Rising was being planned.
Sheehan, the author of novels of high quality, was the Parish Priest of Doneraile in North Cork. He was actively involved in social and political affairs (land reform and the All-for-Ireland League). His first posting as a priest was to Exeter in England, where, as a prison chaplain at Dartmoor, he became familiar with the conditions in which Fenian prisoners were held.

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Name: The Great Fraud Of 1914-18

Subtitle: Electronic version

Author: Walsh, Pat

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Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2014

ISBN: 978-0-85034-12

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Name: The Great War And The Forced Migration Of Armenians

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Author: Çiçek, Kemal

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Category: General

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2011

ISBN: 978-085034-123-2

Contents: "The study of the history of the Turks and Armenians in World War I has suffered from an excess of unsupported assertion. The Great War and The Forced Migration of Armenians corrects the record with research that considers all sides of the issue and, more important, bases its conclusions on facts rather than ideology.

"Kemal Çiçek carefully analyzes the various claims that have until now been largely accepted without proper scholarly scrutiny. Utilizing Ottoman, European, and American sources, he shows what actually happened during the relocation of the Ottoman Armenians.

"The Great War and The Forced Migration of Armenians will become a cornerstone of the history of the Turks and Armenians in World War I. In the future, anyone who studies that history with an open mind will not be able to ignore Çiçek's detailed and convincing analysis."

Justin McCarthy
Professor of History
University of Louisville

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Name: The Heidegger Review

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Editor: John Minahane

Category: Periodicals

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2014

ISBN: ISSN 2055-7779

Contents: First Issue July 2014. Price is per issue. Contents No. 1, July 2014
Editorial (1) An Invitation To Think
(2) Technology – the Radio and the Clone
Why Heidegger is Interesting John Minahane
A Comment on the Above Jack Lane
Ireland Needs an Intellectual Life Desmond Fennell
Tom Kettle and the War Against Nietzsche Brendan Clifford
Panta Rhei Niall Cusack
‘Third Rome, Third International, Third Reich’ – Alexander Dugin and the ‘Fourth Political Theory’ Peter Brooke
Philosophical Notebooks 1939-1941- a Selection Martin Heidegger

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Name: The Heidegger Review

Subtitle: Issue 2

Author: Minahane, John

Editor: Minahane, John

Category: Periodicals

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2015

ISBN: 978-0-85034-131-7

Contents: - On the Poet-Philosophers of Greece –a Few Notes. Editorial .......... - Se‡n O’Faolain and the Poets John Minahane .......... - Michael Tierney and others, versus Se‡n O’Faol‡in: the Dispute in Studies, September 1938 .......... - Panta Rhei (continued) Niall Cusack .......... - Adventures with Nietzsche (Part 2) Brendan Clifford .......... - Heidegger, the Spiegel and the SS: a very German Civil War Philip O’Connor - On Orthodoxy Peter Brooke .......... - Simone Weil’s Rejection Of The Enlightenment Cathy Winch .......... - Selections from the Philosophical Notebooks, 1931-1932 Martin Heidegger

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Name: The Heidegger Review (PDF)

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Editor: John Minahane

Category: Periodicals

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2014

ISBN: ISSN 2055-7779

Contents: Please note: no postal charges will be taken for this item. First issue: July 2014.

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Name: The Heidegger Review 2, PDF

Subtitle: electronic version

Author: Minahane, John

Editor: Minahane, John

Category: Periodicals

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2015

ISBN: 978-0-85034-131-7

Contents: - On the Poet-Philosophers of Greece –a Few Notes. Editorial .......... - Se‡n O’Faolain and the Poets John Minahane .......... - Michael Tierney and others, versus Se‡n O’Faol‡in: the Dispute in Studies, September 1938 .......... - Panta Rhei (continued) Niall Cusack .......... - Adventures with Nietzsche (Part 2) Brendan Clifford .......... - Heidegger, the Spiegel and the SS: a very German Civil War Philip O’Connor - On Orthodoxy Peter Brooke .......... - Simone Weil’s Rejection Of The Enlightenment Cathy Winch .......... - Selections from the Philosophical Notebooks, 1931-1932 Martin Heidegger

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Name: The Heidegger Review 3

Subtitle: Issue 3

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Editor: John Minahane

Category: Periodicals

Publisher: atholbooks.org

Published: 2016

ISBN: 978-0-85034-133-1

Contents: Editorial (One): Some WW1 Philosophers and Poets Editorial (Two): Overlooking Chamberlain. Donatella di Cesare On German Philosophy and Nazism Absolute Beginner: review of "Martin Heidegger - The Philosophy of Another Beginning" by Alexander Dugin (Peter Brooke). Arthur Balfour, England's Philosopher-King. (Brendan Clifford) War and Progress (Pat Walsh) "Towards a Criticism of the Age (1912). Thoughts on Progress" by Walther Rathenau. The Early Poetry of WW1 (John Minahane).

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Name: The Irish Civil War

Subtitle: The Conflict That Formed The State

Author: Clifford, Brendan

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 1993

ISBN: 0 9521081 00 0

Contents: A Speech Given At The Duhallow Heritage Centre On 22nd. April, 1992.

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Name: The Irish Press

Subtitle: Fianna Fáil and the decline of the Free State

Author: Clifford, Brendan

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2007

ISBN: 978 1 903497 33 3

Contents: The opponents of the Treaty were utterly defeated in 1923 by the forces of the pro-Treaty party. Yet, within four years, the defeated party was equal in electoral support to the pro-Treaty party and formed the Government of the State five years later.

Effectively, it has remained in power ever since with interludes of coalition governments formed around the pro-Treaty party which has never since won an election in its own right.

This is a phenomenon that needs explaining. It appears to be taken for granted by most historians as if it was all in some way inevitable, even though nothing is inevitable in politics.

This book sets out to explain the crucial elements in the story that saw the formation and emergence of Fianna Fáil and how it first established itself as the major party of the state.

It also looks at the significance of the newspaper it founded, The Irish Press, and its unique contribution to Irish political and social development.

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Name: The Irish Times: Past And Present

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Author: Martin, John

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Belfast Historical & Educational Society

Published: 2008

ISBN: 978-1-872078-13-7

Contents: …a very fine journalist, an excellent man, but on Northern questions a renegade or white nigger".

Those were the words, from a conversation with the British Ambassador to Ireland, at a lunch meeting in 1969, which he duly reported without delay to his masters at the British Foreign Office. But who said them and to whom did they refer?

According to the British Ambassador, it was Major McDowell, the Chief Executive and a Director of The Irish Times who made those comments about Douglas Gageby, the most successful Editor in the history of that newspaper.

This conversation between the British Ambassador and Major McDowell forms the starting point of this book, which is a history of The Irish Times from 1859 to the present day.

A history of The Irish Times cannot avoid also being a history of the Anglo-Irish and their responsse to a number of developments: the rise of Irish nationalism in the nineteenth century; the Treaty; and the consolidation of the Republic in the 26 counties.

100 years after its foundation The Irish Times had reconciled itself to the new Irish State. It appeared that its Anglo-centric view of the Irish nation was moribund. And its new Editor, Douglas Gageby, was intent on rescuing the paper from oblivion by bringing it into the mainstream.

But then war broke out in Northern Ireland in 1969 and all bets were off. A crisis was precipated in Irish nationalism and The Irish Times found a new role for itself, which was not much different from its traditional one. Gageby was ousted, though returning for a time to rescue the paper again from the consequences of its political agenda.

The author lays bare the power structure of the newspaper which insists on transparency and openness for all other institutions in Irish life, but draws a discreet veil over its own activities. The Directors of the paper, along with the Editor, have to swear an Oath of Secrecy before a Commissioner for Oaths each year.

This book is essential for understanding one of the most important institutions in Irish life, and, therefore, the dynamics of Irish society itself.

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Name: The Labour Opposition Of Northern Ireland

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Editor: Keenan, Joe

Category: Northern Ireland Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 1991

ISBN: 0 85034 054 3

Contents: The 17 issues of "The Labour Opposition of Northern Ireland", reproduced here for the first time, originally appeared between March 1925 and June 1926. Published by the North Belfast Branch of the Independent Labour Party, it sought to define the terms of engagement for conflict between the newly-formed Northern Ireland Labour Party and the Unionist Government of the newly created state of Northern Ireland. The range of issues covered is vast?unemployment and the operation of the Poor Law, Women's Rights, municipal affairs, the state of industry and agriculture, the need for nationalisation, parliamentary and council reports, the proceeding organisation and affairs of the NILP, and much more; all the theory and practice of Socialism is here. And all said, as the editor, Hugh Gemmell, insisted it should be, with a kick! Every significant name in the history of the Belfast Labour Movement in the first half of the century is to be found arguing and declaiming in these pages: Harry Midgley, Sam Kyle, Ida Boyd, Bob M'Clung, Tommy Geehan, the inimitable "Slumdom Jack" McMullan, and many others. Joe Keenan's introduction sets The Labour Opposition in the context of its inevitable failure. Having been generated as part of the British Labour movement, and having contemplated the prospect of functioning in Home Rule Ireland, it suddenly found itself within the novel Constitutional and political entity called "Northern Ireland"—an unanticipated form of state, without tradition to sustain it or clear perspective to guide it. The Labour Opposition displayed great vigour and spirit in its efforts to cope with this new confusion of circumstances. But, in the end, circumstances got the better of it. Circumstances have changed a little. And some of us may feel we are a bit wiser than they were. But what those socialists who produced The Labour Opposition had in abundance—the vigour, the spirit, the belief in socialist possibility—is sadly lacking in the smarter but more cynical attitude of the present day. The Labour Opposition of the twenties failed in the most glorious spirit. It failed with a kick, and this record of its failing remains to kick-start the Labour Opposition of today. 212 pp. Illustrated. Index.

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Name: The Life And Death Of Mikie Dineen

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Author: Lane, Jack

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2002

ISBN:

Contents:

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Name: The Life And Poems Of Thomas Moore

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Author: Clifford, Brendan

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 1993

ISBN: 0 85034 032 2

Contents: Thomas Moore, who wrote "The Minstrel Boy", "The Last Rose of Summer", etc., etc., is a name without associations in present day Ireland. The songs are familiar but the man is unknown. One expects to find him an inoffensive, pious, sentimental, uninteresting person, with a knack for putting words to tunes. The truth is surprising. The first Catholic admitted to Trinity College, the close friend of Robert Emmet, contributor to the United Irish newspaper, he achieved literary fame in England without sacrifice of integrity. He achieved fame through the "Melodies", notoriety through his erotic verse, and English literary immortality through his association with and biography of Byron. The "Edinburgh Review" denounced him as a menace to the moral fibre of Britain. At the height of his English fame he wrote a defence of agrarian terrorism in Ireland. He was the first modern Irish historian - and remains one of the best, though his writings are now unknown. He opposed the resurgence of intolerant Catholicism and refused to endorse O'Connell's Catholic nationalism. His nation was that envisaged by the United Irishmen. He had no time for O'Connell's nation - and O'Connell's nation has had no time for him. But the direction of development in Ireland has changed recently. And there is no major literary figure of the past who is so much in tune with the new spirit as Moore. This volume consists of a biography and a cross-section of the poems: patriotic, sentimental, erotic, philosophical - and readable. 2nd edition with 2 new appendices. 96 pp.

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Name: The Men I Killed

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Author: Crozier, General F.P.

Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2002

ISBN: 0 58034 085 3

Contents: What made Brigadier General Frank Crozier from training the Ulster Volunteer Force in 1912-1914 and comanding the Black and Tan Irish 'policing' operation in 1920-1921 to a pugnacious pacifism in the 1920s and 1930s? That is a question not asked very often in these days of cultivated 'revisionist' amnesia. Coming from an Anglo-Irish military tradition, Crozier fought for King and Empire in the Boer War, in Africa, in Ulster, and in France during the Great War. He was knocked out of his groove?not because he was a sensitive soul, but because his Black and Tans were killing, looting, and generally terrorising Ireland with the approval of his political masters, who thwarted his attempts to discipline the forces under his command. These policies culminated in the burning down of the centre of Cork City (including the Carnegie Library) and an attempt to shift the blame for this atrocity onto the IRA. Crozier was appalled. He saw that this was not the way to hold Ireland but the way to lose it. He resigned his command in protest and sacrificed his military pension. In 1932 when the conflict over De Valera's repudiation of the 1921 Treaty began, he published an account of the Black and Tan war, hoping to improve Britain's conduct by reminding it of its misconduct, and thus to salvage something of the Irish-British connection. In the 1930s he was active in the Peace Pledge Union in Britain, along with people like George Lansbury, the Labour leader, and the Rev. Dick Sheppard. He understood the talk about "defence" to be preparation for another Great War, which he thought would be a disaster. Britain was still 'the' Great Power in those days and he urged it to use its power in another way. And perhaps his views have again become relevant in the present condition of the world. A feature of Crozier's pugnacious pacifism was his very readable autobiographical description of the brutal methods by which wars are won. The book contains selections from four of his books: "Impressions And Recollections", "A Brass Hat In No Man's Land", "Ireland For Ever", and "The Men I Killed".

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Name: The Moral Collapse Of The British Liberal Party Press In 1914

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Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: General

Publisher: Athol Books

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ISBN:

Contents: Problems of Capitalism & Socialism, No. 58

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Name: The Nation: Volume One

Subtitle: Selections 1842-1844

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Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2000

ISBN: 1 903497 02 7

Contents: Contents include Young Ieland, Daniel O'Connell, Monster Meetings, State Trials, A New Culture. Introduction by Brendan Clifford. 152.pp Index

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Name: The O'Neill Years

Subtitle: Unionist Politics, 1963-1969

Author: Gordon, David

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Category: Northern Ireland Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 1989

ISBN: 0 85034 039 X

Contents: Terence O'Neill's tenure as Prime Minister of Northern Ireland witnessed the first major split in the history of Ulster Unionism, and the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. Despite the importance of this crucial period, David Gordon's pioneering analysis is the first comprehensive examination of O'Neillism and its legacy. The O'Neill Years covers the period from 1963, when Terence O'Neill replaced Lord Brookeborough as Northern Ireland Premier, and ends with O'Neill's resignation just a few months before the arrival of troops on the streets of Belfast in August 1969. David Gordon reassesses O'Neill's role in Unionist politics in the 1960s, and concludes that Captain O'Neill's leadership was primarily responsible for the disintegration of Ulster Unionism at the end of the decade. David Gordon's seminal work presents a major challenge to traditional interpretations of modern Irish history and politics. 168 pp.

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Name: The Origin And Development Of The Parish Of Millstreet

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Author: Tucker, Fr. Sean

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2008

ISBN: 9781 9034976 44 9

Contents: In this booklet, Fr. Seán Tucker traces the history of Millstreet Parish across nearly a thousand years. It is the first such record of the Parish. It is based on detailed analyses of church records using many primary sources and is the result of a long-term interest in the area by Father Tucker - truly a labour of love.

Each phase of the Parish's history is also put in the context of its time, both nationally and internationally, and Father Tucker shows a great appreciation of all the forces that shaped our history and helped make us what we are.

Father Seán Tucker grew up in Ballydaly, was educated at Rathduane National School and at the De la Salle College in Waterford. He completed his priestly training at Oscott College, Birmingham, did further studies in Social Work at Aston and Selly Oak Colleges. He worked in the Archdiocese of Birmingham for 25 years. He spent three years in a Charismatic Community in the USA and worked in a parish in South Africa for the past 12 years.

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Name: The Origin of Irish Catholic-Nationalism

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Author: Clifford, Brendan

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 1992

ISBN: 0 85034 053 5

Contents: Modern nationalist Ireland—Catholic-nationalist Ireland—has its imaginative source in Walter Cox's "Irish Magazine". Before Cox it was inconceivable. After Cox it was inevitable. Walter Cox was the most daring, innovative and realistic spirit among the Dublin United Irish leaders during the years leading up to the Rebellion. After a period in exile, he returned to Dublin to keep alive the memory of the United Irishmen with his Magazine. And by an act of genius he combined elements not previously found together—Catholicism, Republicanism, nationalism and social radicalism—and made the combination live in the minds of the people of Dublin in the first instance. And gradually that combination took root in all those parts of Ireland which had been Gaelic or Catholic. Cox is the sole point of substantial continuity between the United Irishmen and the Irish nationalist movement of the 19th and 20th centuries. Yet he has been deleted from history by the historians of tis nationalist movement which claims to have originated in the United Irishmen. He has been remembered into the 20th century only as a Dublin folk-hero. Cox has been marginalised because propagandist historians have preferred to put a gloss of liberalism on Catholic-nationalism, even though, at every critical juncture since 1808, development has been determined by Catholic-nationalism. In this selection from the eight years of the Magazine, the reader can see the mind of a new nation being formed in the post-Union vacuum in which the Ascendancy, having lost its Parliamentary power-base through the Act of Union, continues to aggravate the people, though it can no longer suppress them. Brendan Clifford argues that Daniel O'Connell was only the demagogue of the national movement conceived and launched by Cox. This clarification of the origins of Catholic-nationalism appears at an opportune moment, that movement being in severe crisis and possibly approaching the end of its natural life. 136 pp. Illustrated. Index.

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Name: The Origins & Organisation of British Propaganda in Ireland, 1920

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Author: Murphy, Dr. Brian P (osb)

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2006

ISBN: 1 903497 24 8

Contents: On 22 May 1920, the Irish Statesman, the journal associated with Sir Horace Plunkett and George Russell, declared that "…this is a time for plain speaking and we shall speak plainly. The propaganda supplied to the British Press from Dublin Castle is a propaganda of lies. The version of the state of Ireland based upon this propaganda which the Coalition's kept Press serves up to the British people is lies."
Dr. Brian P. Murphy osb has been working for many years on British and Irish propaganda in the years before and during the Irish War of Independence, c.1916-1922. In this essay he has concentrated on British propaganda, with some reference to the origins and workings of Irish propaganda to which it was opposed.
There are also some reflections on the manner in which propaganda may have influenced the writing of Irish history for these important years.
Dr. Murphy is a member of the Benedictine Community at Glenstal Abbey, County Limerick. He is a graduate of Oxford University, Trinity College, Dublin, and the National University of Ireland (UCD).

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Name: The Pearson Executions In Co. Offaly

Subtitle: a debate on alleged sectarianism during the War of Independence

Author: Muldowney, Pat

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2007

ISBN: 9 781903 497326

Contents: Readers of our literature will be aware of our efforts to counter the revisionist writing and commentary on our history.

The event dealt with here is a rather classic example of how these issues are dealt with these days by our media and academic historians. But more importantly it is an example of how this type of issue should be dealt with and all the facts of the case established.

A book appears about an incident that involved the killing of two Protestant family members during the War of Independence. The IRA executed them. That was sufficient to set off a typical harangue by Eoghan Harris (Sunday Independent, October 2nd.) as if that was all there was to the event and the usual invective followed about alleged sectarianism of the IRA. Then, our old friend, Roy Foster (BA., MA., Ph.D., D.Litt (Hons), Hons.Litt.D., FRSL., FRHistS., FBA. Carroll Professor of Irish History at Oxford University) weighed in with a declaration in the Dublin Review about "…the murder of the Pearson brothers in Kinnitty Co. Offaly in June 1921 and the burning of their house—the subject of a recent local study." (Dublin Review, Autumn 2006). This debate examines that 'local study' in some detail.

Messrs. Harris and Foster could not have been more wrong and Pat Muldowney set out to prove it and did so comprehensively and conclusively on the Indymedia website. Messrs. Harris and Foster did not engage in the debate and it was left to some anonymous Smart Alecs to try to make their case for them. They failed abysmally. We thought it all worth recording.

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Name: The Poems of Geoffrey O'Donoghue

Subtitle: with Ireland's War Poets 1641-1653 by John Minahane

Author: O'Donoghue, Geoffrey

Editor: Minahane, John

Category: Gaelic Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2008

ISBN: 978-1-903-497-49-4

Contents: Séafraidh Ó Donnachadha an Ghleanna, or Geoffrey O'Donoghue of Glenflesk, wa a lively, witty and robust poet of 17th. century Kerry. This is the first collection of his work since Patrick Dinneen's pioneering edition of 1902. The Irish text is accompanied by an English translation, which tries to point to the poetry in the original (Introduction). Included also are poems doubtfully attributed to Geoffrey but interesting in their own right, and some poems relating to the Cromwellian War in which he fought.

In Ireland's War Poets 1641-1653 John Minahane ranges through the rich and striking poetry which was part of the great conflict. Among the poets featured are Pádraigin Haicéad, Piaras Feirtéar, Toirdhealbhach Ó Conchobhair, Seán Ó Criagáin and the enigmatic Diarmaid Óg Ó Murchadha, whose three poems are among the book's highlights. This literature has been shamefully neglected by professional scholars, and much of it is published here, in whole or in part, for the first time.

Published with an essay on Ireland's War Poets 1641-1653 by John Minahane.

Translation by John Minahane.

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Name: The Rescue of Princess Clementina (Stuart)

Subtitle: A 1719 Adventure of the Irish Brigades

Author: Wogan, Sir Charles

Editor: Winch, Cathy

Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Belfast Historical & Educational Society

Published: 2008

ISBN: 978-1-872078-12-0

Contents: Charles Wogan (1685?-1754) was a member of an important Catholic family in Rathcoffey near Dublin, who spent most of his life in exile in France and Spain. A deeply sympathetic character, twice in his life he had occasion to defeat measures taken by George the First, King of England. First he led an escape from Newgate gaol where he was awaiting trial for treason for his part in the rising of 1715; three years later he arranged the escape of a princess arrested on the orders of King George.

The princess was Clementina Sobieski, the grand-daughter of the Polish King who won the battle of Vienna against the Turks in 1683. She was engaged to be married to James Francis Edward, son of James II, the Stuart King who was driven from the British throne in 1688 and replaced by William of Orange, later followed by the Hanoverians.

Imprisoning the last Stuart claimant's fiancée, King George did not count on Wogan who, with the help of three of his relations, officers in the Irish brigade of Dillon based in France, scooped the princess from her prison; and they galloped over the Alps in their carriage in winter to safety. Clementina and James were married soon after and their first child was to be Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Writing to Jonathan Swift in 1732, Wogan comments on history written to adorn a country with glorious tales, and on the need for an Irish history that would fulfill that purpose. His writing of the Clementina story was a step in that direction. Letters which Chevalier Wogan exchanged with Swift are reproduced in an annex to the book. Wogan's story appears here both in the original French and in translation, together with an introduction by Cathy Winch.

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Name: The Revision Of European History

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Author: Fennell, Desmond

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Category: General

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2003

ISBN: 0 85034 104 3

Contents: In this conversational book Desmond Fennell provides three things in one: * a critique of the standard History of Europe as found in textbooks and works of reference, on the grounds that it is distorted by 'imprecise designation' and 'victors' history—and does not make sense for Europeans in the twenty-first century; * a manual which enables readers of the 'standard history', wherever encountered, to note the main distortions and make appropriate mental corrections; * an outlined 'new history of Europe' which would be 'true and clear' and make sense for Europeans living in the twenty-first century (see page 79).

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Name: The Rise And Fall Of Imperial Ireland

Subtitle: Redmondism in the context of Britain's Conquest of South Africa and its Great War on Germany, 1899-1916

Author: Walsh, Pat

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2003

ISBN: 0 85034 105 1

Contents: Why did Ireland fail to become a partner to Britain in its Empire—like Canada, Australia or conquered South Africa and instead embrace an anti-Imperialist point of view?
At the close of the 19th century, nationalist Ireland was anti-Imperialist. Pat Walsh shows how it was utterly united against Britain's conquest of South Africa.
But, after that, in the face of die-hard opposition to even the mildest expression of Home Rule, John Redmond—the compromise leader of a party re-united after the damaging Parnell split—metamorphosed into a loyal servant of the Crown: he would win Home Rule by showing that Ireland would be an asset to an expanding Empire.
After the Parnell split, Redmond had been the most anti-British of the Parliamentarians. But that was to change. He won the Irish Party to an exclusive relationship with the British Liberal Party, and, as that Party espoused active Imperialism, so did he—with political nationalism in tow.
After the Boers had been defeated, the Liberal Party had, by granting them self rule, won them over to be allies in expanding the Empire in Africa. Redmond saw in this master-stroke the template for the political future of Ireland. Home Rule would be the prelude to the new Imperial Ireland, Britain's junior partner. In 1912 the separatist minority in Ireland was so small as to be irrelevant. That was to change after Ulster Unionists and the British Unionist Party brought the gun into British and Irish politics. Ironically, it was political developments in Britain which conspired to kill off the nascent Irish Imperial development. In 1914—with Home Rule on the Statute Book and the Irish Party vigorously recruiting for Britain?s war on Germany and Turkey—Imperial Ireland looked to be a dead cert. At Easter 1915 the big Volunteer military review in support of the Empire at war was Redmondite. A year later Imperial Ireland was shattered.
Dr. Walsh, using many contemporary sources, shows exactly what happened, and why, in this most readable of histories.

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Name: The Road to Independence: Howth, Sutton and Baldoyle Play Their Part

Subtitle: A microcosm of Irish history 1900-1924

Author: O'Connor, Philip

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Howth Free Press

Published: 2016

ISBN:

Contents: This book tells the dramatic story of the Independence movement in Howth, Sutton and Baldoyle, from the pre-World War Irish Party, Land League, GAA and Gaelic League, to local involvement in the “Great War” that revolutionised Ireland, in the Easter Rising, the Citizen Army, Cumann na mBan and the Irish Volunteers (IRA), and in the great democratic movement for Independence from 1918 to 1922. It also tells the story of the Howth Unionist community, which was as varied in its composition as it was in its reactions to these events, as well as the dramatic impact on the area of the Civil War that followed the 1921 Treaty.

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Name: The Road to Independence: Howth, Sutton and Baldoyle Play Their Part

Subtitle: A microcosm of Irish history 1900-1924

Author: O'Connor, Philip

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Howth Free Press

Published: 2016

ISBN: 978-0-9553163-3-3

Contents: This book tells the dramatic story of the Independence movement in Howth, Sutton and Baldoyle, from the pre-World War Irish Party, Land League, GAA and Gaelic League, to local involvement in the “Great War” that revolutionised Ireland, in the Easter Rising, the Citizen Army, Cumann na mBan and the Irish Volunteers (IRA), and in the great democratic movement for Independence from 1918 to 1922. It also tells the story of the Howth Unionist community, which was as varied in its composition as it was in its reactions to these events, as well as the dramatic impact on the area of the Civil War that followed the 1921 Treaty.

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Name: The Shakespeare Conspiracies

Subtitle: Untangling A 400-Year Web Of Myth And Deceit

Author: McClinton, Brian

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Category: General

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2007

ISBN: 978 1 903497 36 4

Contents: To question the identity of the universal cultural icon known as Shakespeare might be seen as placing the sceptic in the loonier department of the conspiracy market. Yet this very challenge is now refreshingly renewed for a new generation of readers by Brian McClinton. Many in the past have doubted the orthodox claimant. Included among the doubters are Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, Henry James and Enoch Powell.

In this brilliant synthesis, with its illuminating study of one of the richest periods in human culture, Brian McClinton provides incontrovertible evidence that nothing in the life of the Stratford man is commensurate with the incomporable learning, determined literacy and philosophical and educational purpose of the plays. The depth of the author's research and the clarity of his prose point inexorably to one man as the mastermind behind the greatest literature ever penned.

Harold Bloom suggests that Shakespeare 'invented the human'. He certainly helped to extend our understanding of human consciousness and defined with greater clarity than any previous writer what it is to live as a human being in the world.

Read this book and you will see that this was not an incidental effect but indeed the central purpose of the Shakespearean canon, namely the education of humanity through a myth. Read also to discover why only one man had the genius, knowledge, skill and unparalleled understanding to carry through this task—a man, as Ben Jonson said allegedly of another, who was 'not of an age but for all time.'

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Name: The TUC and Social Partnership: The Way Forward

Subtitle: An Interview with Frances O'Grady

Author: Langhammer, Mark

Editor: Langhammer, Mark and Winch, Chris

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Publisher: Bevin Books

Published: 2015

ISBN: 978-1-874463-57-3

Contents: A new policy for the Trade Union movement

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Name: The Veto Controversy

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Author: Clifford, Brendan

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 1985

ISBN: 0 85034 030 6

Contents: This book consists of materials produced in the course of a fierce and prolonged dispute within Catholicism in Ireland concerning the mode of appointment of Bishops. The outcome was that for a century and a half Irish Bishops have been directly appointed by Rome. This was not the usual mode of appointment in Catholic countries. It made Ireland the only country, where the Church was a major social influence, in which the state had no say in the appointment of powerful spiritual princes who wielded extensive temporal authority. The triumph of anti-Vetoism gave Rome the lever by use of which it transformed the Irish Church in its own image at the moment when the modern nationalist movement was beginning. And that transformation had a profound effect on the nationalism. Included is the pamphlet by which Thomas Moore, the author of Moore's Melodies, attempted to convince the Catholics of Dublin that a Government Veto on the appointment of Bishops was necessary to the preservation of national life in the Irish Church. The "find" of the book is the Rev. Charles O'Conor, a forgotten Catholic priest whose Vetoist books make him, in the opinion of the compiler, the best Irish historian?and also something of a prophet. Here is the pre-history of modern, Catholic-nationalist Ireland: which is of considerable relevance now that nationalist Ireland is striving for a more liberal mode of development. 203 pp.

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Name: Thomas Davis

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Author: Duffy, Charles Gavan

Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2000

ISBN: 1 903497 01 9

Contents: Reprint of classic biography of 1890; with extract from Duffy's autobiography. Introduction by Brendan Clifford. 268 pp. Index.

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Name: Thomas Russell And Belfast

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Author: Clifford, Brendan

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Category: United Irish Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 1997

ISBN: 0 85034 080 2

Contents: This book constructs a history of Belfast from its foundation to the 1790s, as the setting for a biography of the remarkable outsider who played a leading part in its affairs during the United Irish decade. Thomas Russell, "The Man From God-Knows-Where", was vividly remembered in Belfast until the middle of the 19th century. The onset of the religious-nationalist conflict, which has preoccupied the city ever since that time, caused him to be forgotten, because he did not fit the categories of either side. And that is a very good reason why he should now be rediscovered. Brendan Clifford bring the Belfast of the 1790s alive by use of the columns of the "Northern Star", and by use of Russell's public and private writings—including his hitherto unpublished Jotters. It includes Russell's "Letter To The People Of Ireland" (1796), and parts of his "Lion Of Old England" satire, from the United Irish paper the Northern Star. This Second Edition, revised and extended, includes previously unpublished material from the Correspondence between William Drennan, who is sometimes described as the founder of the United Irishmen, and his sister, Martha M'Tier, concerning the consequences of Russell's participation in Robert Emmett's Rebellion; and also a Gaelic Elegy, published in Belfast, on Russell's earliest colleague there, Dr. James MacDonnell of the Glens. 124 pp. Illustrated. Index.

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Name: Ton de Coro

Subtitle: From the civil war in Catalonia to Mauthausen Concentration Camp in Austria

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Editor: Keenan, Joe

Category: Spanish Civil War Collection

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2011

ISBN: 978-1-872078-15-1

Contents: At the heart of this pamphlet are the stories of two heroic Catalan soldiers who fought to defend Spanish democracy at the end of the 1930s.

The stories of Antoni Ibern y Eroles (Ton de Coro) and Antoni Roig y Llivi, as related to David Bassa and Jordi Robí and published in Memoria de l’Infern: Els Supervivents Catalans dels Camps Nazis, have been translated from the Catalan for us by Declan Doyle and Nell Epinat (working on an earlier draft by Zaida Picazo and Robert Dyas).

Their stories are not so much about the Spanish Civil War itself, but rather about the sequel which is much less well known.

They tell of how, among the many hundreds of thousands of refugees who crossed the Pyrenees to France, were soldiers who were prepared to fight on against Franco’s German allies.

Despite the atrocious, inhuman, conditions in the internment camps into which the refugees were flung by the French authorities, men like Ton de Coro and Antoni Roig were still prepared to assist, in the Foreign Workers’ Companies, against the German invasion.

Both were captured by the Wehrmacht, Ton de Coro and his comrades having been refused admittance on to the boats at Dunkirk. Both found themselves in the hell of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, where simple survival was the outcome of very many daily acts of courageous defiance.

Theirs was an anti-Fascist war waged in the midst of the very worst the Fascists could bring against them! And they won that war…

Published by Athol Books for the Belfast Historical & Educational Society.

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Name: Traitor-Patriots In The Great War

Subtitle: Casement And Masaryk

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Editor: Clifford, Brendan

Category: General

Publisher: Belfast Historical & Educational Society

Published: 2004

ISBN: 1 874157 10 3

Contents:

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Name: Troubled History

Subtitle: A tenth anniversary critique of Peter Hart's The IRA and its Enemies (1998)

Author: Murphy, Dr. Brian P & Meehan, Niall

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Category: Irish Collection

Publisher: Aubane Historical Society

Published: 2008

ISBN: 978-1-903497–46-3

Contents: Niall Meehan examines Peter Hart's arguments in the context of political pressures in Irish society affecting the writing of Irish history. In particular, he looks at the effect of violence in Northern Ireland post 1968. The threat of violence was used to inhibit intellectual inquiry in Southern Ireland. State censorship, perfected by Dr Conor Cruise O'Brien while a minister from 1973-1977, was accompanied by attacks on print media, on dissenting academics and on civil liberties. This, argues Meehan, helped to stabilise a new orthodoxy that privileged reframing the earlier Irish Troubles of 1916-21 as a religious or ethnic conflict. Within this new framework Peter Hart's research emerged and was uncritically applauded in 1998.

Meehan publishes for the first time an affidavit from the son of the last surviving participant in the Kilmichael ambush of November 28, 1920. He also publishes a newspaper report of the death of this ambush veteran. Peter Hart claimed to have interviewed an ambush participant anonymously one day later. In the affidavit it is claimed that Hart could not have interviewed the last surviving participant. The sole surviving IRA veteran suffered a stroke affecting his mobility and speech over a year prior to Hart's claimed anonymous interviews with two such veterans. Meehan pursues these and also newly discovered inconsistencies in Hart's account of sectarianism during the conflict. He attempts an explanation of why these deficiencies are ignored by mainstream Irish historians.

Brian Murphy examines the way in which Peter Hart's research on Cork during Ireland's War of Independence has been used to encourage the view that Catholic-Protestant antagonisms were a significant feature of the conflict. Murphy answers criticism of his research on British Propaganda in 1920 by David Leeson of Laurentian University, Canada. Murphy also examines Leeson's defense of Peter Hart. Murphy indicates the extent of significant Protestant support for Irish Independence. He takes issue with a recent Irish television documentary that pursued the Hart sectarianism thesis in another part of Ireland during the War of Independence.

Ruan O'Donnell, in his introduction, makes the point that 'the highly contentious nature of the revolutionary period has found an echo in the hostile tenor present in some of the debates between scholars. Questions of interpretation are inevitable in such dialogues and important issues have also arisen in relation to the reliability of certain classes of historical evidence. Something of the heat of these clashes stems, in all probability, from proximity to 'the Long War'. Connections between 1922 and 1998 are obviously more profound than the mere repetition of nomenclature and re-articulation of slogans but contemporary judgments on this issue must, as yet, remain tentative. It is to be hoped that a fuller and more nuanced grasp of Irish history will emerge from the new histories of the new Ireland.'

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Name: Twisted Law versus Documented History

Subtitle: Geoffrey Robertson's opinion on genocide against proven facts

Author: Aya, Server

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Category: General

Publisher: Athol Books

Published: 2013

ISBN: 978-0-085034-127-2

Contents: A new book by Mr Sükrü Server Aya. "Mr. Aya is a lively controversialist as well as being an indefatigable researcher with a rare knowledge of original documents. I have enjoyed this book and have been impressed by it, as I had enjoyed his earlier polemics with purveyors of Armenian nationalist propaganda." Dr. Andrew Mango

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