By Padraig Yeates

This paintings is devoted to detailing the activities in and round Dublin's basic submit place of work throughout the Easter emerging in 1916. The development served as headquarters for the Irish Volunteers and the Citizen military, led through Padraig Pearse and James Connolly, and used to be shelled within the suppression of the rebellion. The newly proclaimed Irish Republic was once speedy and brutally suppressed however the reminiscence of the heroism depicted that week and of the executions that replaced Irish heritage perpetually.

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A City in Civil War: Dublin 1921-4

This paintings is devoted to detailing the activities in and round Dublin's common publish workplace through the Easter emerging in 1916. The construction served as headquarters for the Irish Volunteers and the Citizen military, led through Padraig Pearse and James Connolly, and was once shelled within the suppression of the rebellion.

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The decision stemmed from a bitter pay dispute in 1920 with white-collar employees and a belief that some senior staff members, including the former Town Clerk, Sir Henry Campbell, had colluded with Dublin Castle to undermine the city’s administration after it transferred its allegiance to Dáil Éireann. But some senior personnel who supported the new regime, such as the IRB veteran Fred Allan, the Town Secretary, also faced the axe because of the high salaries and other perks they had accumulated through the years.

A case had been taken on behalf of two Cork prisoners, Patrick Clifford and Michael O’Sullivan, sentenced to death in April for unlawful possession of arms, and the proceedings were keenly watched as they dragged on through July and into August 1921. The appeal proved unsuccessful. ’ The Law Lords found that the field courts-martial were not courts at all but ‘committees’ established by the local officer commanding British forces to make sure martial law was enforced in areas under his control.

If Dublin’s trade unionists were in reactive mode in the Truce period, some former supporters of the late John Redmond were beginning to exert a significant influence on the course of events. Joseph Brennan came from a wealthy Co. Cork family that was able to send him to Clongowes Wood College and University College, Dublin, and then to the University of Cambridge after he complained of poor teaching and study facilities in Dublin. At Cambridge he studied mathematics and then classics, winning a first in Latin and Greek as well as various prizes before securing a place in 1911 in the first division of the British Civil Service.

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