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ISBN: 0199242690
Author: Eunan O'Halpin
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press (November 16, 2000)
Pages: 400
Category: Humanities
Subcategory: Other
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to understand the hard realities and public illusions that have shaped the Irish state's response to its enemies.

Home Browse Books Book details, Defending Ireland: The Irish State and Its. Defending Ireland: The Irish State and Its Enemies since 1922. The four years between April 1923 and August 1927 saw the steady consolidation of the new state, beginning with republican collapse in the civil war and culminating in de Valera's grudging entry to the Dáil. in retrospect the victory of constitutional politics has the appearance of inevitability.

Professor O'Halpin examines the very limited concept of external defence understood by the first generation of Irish . It is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the development of independent Ireland since 1922.

Professor O'Halpin examines the very limited concept of external defence understood by the first generation of Irish leaders, going on to chart the state's repeated struggles with the IRA and with other perceived internal and external threats to stability.

O'Halpin paints a grim picture of the state's suppression of Irregular republican militarism .

O'Halpin paints a grim picture of the state's suppression of Irregular republican militarism in the Civil War of 1922-3. Though generally accepting that the Free State had little choice but to suppress armed absolutist republicanism, for fear, if nothing else, that it would provoke a new and much fiercer war with Britain. A story to be drawn from this book is the struggle to manufacture a National Army mystique. But it is a story much underplayed by the author who floods the reader with a highly detailed institutional history at the cost of an examination of the army's role in public symbolism.

Defending Ireland: the Irish state and its enemies since 1922. Eunan O'Halpin, Defending Ireland: The Irish State and its Enemies, The State and Civil War, p. 11 Archived 30 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Issues affecting Irish policing, 1922-1932

Defending Ireland: the Irish state and its enemies since 1922. Oxford University Press. p. 11. ISBN 978-0-19-924269-6. Issues affecting Irish policing, 1922-1932.

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The Irish State and Its Enemies Since 1922. First history of national security in the Irish state. Right up to date; from independence (1922) to the present day. Uses newly released material from Irish and foreign archives.

The Irish State and Its Enemies Since 1922. No other history books covering Irish government over this period. The Irish State and Its Enemies Since 1922. This book is the first to draw together the various strands of Irish national security policy and practice in a single chronological study, from independence in 1922 right.

Bibliographic Details. Title: Defending Ireland: The Irish State and Its. Publisher: Oxford University Press. Publication Date: 2000. About the Author: Eunan O'Halpin is at Trinity College, Dublin.

In August 1922 he was part of a government committee which was intended to consider what the "Irish free state"'s policy towards . O'Halpin, Eunan Defending Ireland: The Irish State and Its Enemies Since 1922 : 2000 : ISBN 978-0-19-924269-6.

In August 1922 he was part of a government committee which was intended to consider what the "Irish free state"'s policy towards North-east Ulster would b. .During the Second World War, known at the time in Ireland as "The Emergency", Walsh's connections with fascism, including his association with Ailtirí na hAiséirghe, brought him to the attention of the Directorate of Intelligence G2, the Intelligence branch of the Irish Army  .

The first study to investigate the interlinked problems of domestic security and national defense in Ireland, this book describes the development of the Irish army and police since 1922.

Comments:

Raelin
O'Halpin's work is in one part a sequel to Charles Townsend's 'Political Violence in Ireland' which dealt with the problems of subversion faced by the British-Irish state up to 1922. It is striking how the successor Irish Free State (a.k.a. Eire) and the Republic of Ireland (after 1948) faced similar problems, but came up with more successful solutions. At a mimimum, the successor states were not faced with the problems of legitimacy faced by the predecessor. Northern Ireland is seen as one of the problems, rather than as a area of research in its own right.
The IRA was the main internal problem, and O'Halpin comments on the strength of Governmental repression, particularly during the years of the Second World War, when the IRA sought to involve the state with the Nazi cause. However, the Irish Government, as if embarrassed by its imprisionment of self-styled rebels, always seemed to soften as the danger passed. Thus, callous murderers, if they escaped hanging, get amnesty, and Government caution about its sources means it does not publicise the full facts. Thus, how the IRA betrayed Ireland to the Nazis was never fully exposed to the Irish people, allowing later Republicans to present themselves as well-meaning and maligned idealists. The effective Irish intelligence work during the War is one of the most interesting parts of the book.
A more recent example of Irish Government reticence is the extent to which it co-operated with the Northern RUC and British Army, and (the opposite) how it sometimes tried to manage terrorist violence for its own ends. The Arms Trial of 1970 is one example, a more recent one is the Omagh bombing where it is suspected that terrorist suspects were released in exchange for a 'cease-fire'.
O'Halpin's book is at its most effective at attacking the sacred cow of 'Irish neutrality', a unique Irish belief that such a stance makes us morally superior to the rest of the world. The fact that Ireland refused sanctuary to the Jews in the 1930s, and happily sold beef to any brutal third world dictator (e.g. Saddam Hussein, Colonel Ghaddafi) willing to pay is not germane in the Irish mind. The book exposes the hypocrisy by showing that the Irish governments calculated on NATO (or British) protection in the event of an attack, yet were also willing to posture as neutral, and spend only limited amounts on their own defence. Better that British or American boys die in our defence than risking our own.
One cause of this is the roots of the state itelf which almost succumbed to a military revolt at its inception. Hence the armed forces are kept small and starved of resources, with reliance on the police for anti-subversion work, except during the WWII
A recommended book on Irish history from a unique angle, worthy of a slow and considered read, even if the presentation is somewhat pedestrian at times.
Steel balls
The type of book that Norman Tebbit would like. Why O'Halpin hasn't got an OBE yet is somewhat odd.

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