Alan Bell

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Michael Collins at the launch of the Dáil loan, surrounded by many prominent figures from the Irish revolution including the mother of Patrick Pearse and the widows of Tom Clarke and Eamon Ceannt. Source: Irish Film Institute

On April 4th, 1919, Michael Collins’s motion to Dáil Éireann to approve a £250,000 Dáil loan was approved. Nothing was left to chance by the newly a(...)

Michael Collins. In December 1920, when the Irish Independent published a letter from Collins addressed to the Irish people, a party of Auxiliaries raided the paper’s premises. Photograph: Hulton Archive

During the War of Independence, newspapers were the targets of intimidation and violence from both the crown forces and the IRA.The crown forces, prim(...)