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Seán MacBride: A Republican Life 1904–1946

Caoimhe Nic Dhiábhéid

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316586
eISBN:
9781846316722
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316722
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines the republican career of one of Ireland's more controversial political figures, Seán MacBride (1904–88), focusing on his subversive activities prior to his reinvention as a ... More


Seán MacBride's Irish Revolution 1919–1921

in Seán MacBride: A Republican Life 1904–1946

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316586
eISBN:
9781846316722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316722.004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the role of Seán MacBride in the Irish Revolution during the period from 1919 to 1921. It suggests that the violent events in Ireland from 1919 onwards significantly influenced ... More


‘The Driving Force of the Army’:1 1926–1932

in Seán MacBride: A Republican Life 1904–1946

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316586
eISBN:
9781846316722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316722.006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the role of Seán MacBride as the driving force of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) during the period from 1926 to 1932. It describes the disputes within the IRA in relation to ... More


Rising through the Ranks: 1921–1926

in Seán MacBride: A Republican Life 1904–1946

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316586
eISBN:
9781846316722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316722.005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines Seán MacBride's rise through the ranks of the Irish Republican Army (IRA). It discusses MacBride's opposition to the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty, the division created by the treaty ... More


‘Fighting the Tans at Fourteen’:1 1916–1918

in Seán MacBride: A Republican Life 1904–1946

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316586
eISBN:
9781846316722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316722.003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the major changes in the life of Seán MacBride during the period from 1916 to 1918. It explains that during this period MacBride's family moved to Dublin, Ireland and describes ... More


‘One of the Most Dangerous Men in the Country’: 1942–1946

in Seán MacBride: A Republican Life 1904–1946

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316586
eISBN:
9781846316722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316722.010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the political participation of Seán MacBride during the period from 1942 to 1946. It discusses the reorganisation of the republican movement, the repositioning of MacBride in ... More


‘The Centre of Delight of the Household’:1 1904–1916

in Seán MacBride: A Republican Life 1904–1946

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316586
eISBN:
9781846316722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316722.002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the early childhood of Seán MacBride in Paris, France from 1904 to 1916. It explains that he was the only child of John MacBride and Maud Gonne and suggests that his mother was ... More


‘The Guiding Influence of the Mass of the People should be the IRA’:1 1932–1937

in Seán MacBride: A Republican Life 1904–1946

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316586
eISBN:
9781846316722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316722.007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines Seán MacBride's activities within and for the Irish Republican Army (IRA) during the period from 1932 to 1937. It discusses the growing factionalism within the IRA and ... More


Becoming Legitimate? 1938–1940

in Seán MacBride: A Republican Life 1904–1946

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316586
eISBN:
9781846316722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316722.008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the career of Seán MacBride as a barrister and his political views during the period from 1938 to 1940. It discusses MacBride's decision to end his official involvement with the ... More


Conclusion

in Seán MacBride: A Republican Life 1904–1946

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316586
eISBN:
9781846316722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316722.012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the personal life and political career of Seán MacBride in Ireland. It suggests that MacBride's persona was heavily influenced by his early ... More


‘Standing Counsel to the Illegal Organisation’ 1940–1942

in Seán MacBride: A Republican Life 1904–1946

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316586
eISBN:
9781846316722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316722.009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the success of Seán MacBride in the legal profession and his changing political views. It suggests that MacBride's success in securing a reprieve for Tomas MacCurtain put him ... More


The Death Penalty under Fianna Fáil and the Inter-Party Governments

David M. Doyle and Liam O’Callaghan

in Capital Punishment in Independent Ireland: A Social, Legal and Political History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620276
eISBN:
9781789629545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620276.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter, spanning the period 1932-54 continues the broadly political discussion of the death penalty initiated in chapter one. Though Fianna Fáil, in opposition, were critical of Free State ... More


Introduction

in Seán MacBride: A Republican Life 1904–1946

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316586
eISBN:
9781846316722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316722.001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume, which is about the life and political career of Seán MacBride in Ireland prior to his reinvention as a constitutional politician. This ... More


Epilogue

in Seán MacBride: A Republican Life 1904–1946

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316586
eISBN:
9781846316722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316722.011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on Seán MacBride's political party Clann na Poblachta, which was launched in July 1946. It explains that the party won ten seats in the 1948 election and MacBride took the ... More


Extraordinary Courts

Ian O'Donnell

in Justice, Mercy, and Caprice: Clemency and the Death Penalty in Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198798477
eISBN:
9780191839467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798477.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

While governments attributed the retention of capital punishment to the threat posed by the IRA, simultaneously they railed at the ineffectiveness of the ordinary courts. The jury had long been ... More


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