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The IRA 1956-69: Rethinking the Republic

Matt Treacy


While there have been many books written about the Irish Republican Army (IRA) since 1916, comparatively little attention has been paid to the organisation during the 1960s, despite the fact that the internal divisions culminating in the 1969 split are often seen as key to the conflict which erupted that year. This book rederesses that vacuum and, through an exhaustive survey of internal and official sources, as well as interviews with key IRA members, provides an insight into radical Republican politics. The book looks at the root of the divisions that centred on conflicting attitudes within ... More

Keywords: Irish Republican Army, internal divisions, conflict, politics, armed struggle, electoral participation, socialism, Troubles, revolutionary movement, 1969

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719084720
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719084720.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matt Treacy, author