On this episode of the Irish History Show we were joined by Gerard Shannon to discuss Seán Russell, the former Chief of Staff of the IRA. Russell continues to be a deeply controversial and divisive figure to the present day and his statue in Fairview Park, near Dublin’s city centre, has been frequently vandalised, and …
Tag Archives: World War 2
58 The British Empire and the Second World War
On this episode of the show, John Dorney talks to Dr. Jonathan Fennell from King’s College, London. They discuss his book Fighting the People’s War – The British and Commonwealth armies in the Second War.
13 The IRA during the Emergency & the effect of the Troubles on southern society
On today’s episode we’re joined by Dr. Brian Hanley. In the first half of the show, John interviews Brian about the IRA during the Emergency (World War II). In the second half of the show John and Brian discuss the effect of the Troubles in Northern Ireland on southern society.