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From: Irish Political Review: Editorials
Date: December, 2018
By: Editorial

Centenaries And Current Politics

This month marks the centenary of the moment when the Irish failed to become British. They did their best, but they just weren't up to it. They were shepherded into the British wars on Germany and Turkey and 50,000 of them died loyally for the cause, asking no impertinent questions about what it was. And they were cheered on by the population at home. And then, a month after the victory celebrations, they voted for Sinn Fein.

They forgot for a moment in the polling booth what they were destined to become. They acted as if they were something already, and they voted to give effect to what they were. This led within the year to a war with the State for which they had been making war for four years. The British just could not understand such fickleness.
Major Street, in his authoritative Administration of Ireland In 1920, was of the opinion that they just did not know what they were doing, and that they would soon return to their senses if they were treated with a firm hand. And it appears that he was right, even though the return to sanity took a little bit longer than he anticipated.
What is being celebrated in this centenary year is not the anomaly of the December 1918 Election, but the Irish contribution to the great British victory of November 1918, which destroyed the German and Turkish States—a victory which was exploited by Britain in ways that produced Fascism and Nazism in the 1920s and 1930s, and "Islamic terrorism" today.

No history of the 1918 Election has ever been published, and we know of no plans to commemorate it—even with an obscure ceremony in some out-of-the-way place—in 2018. One of the main developments during the past generation in the state to which that Election gave rise is that it has abolished its history. Its historians have abolished its history.

It must be presumed that these historians, in doing what they have done, have given effect to the wishes of established authorities in the state. It is not conceivable that a resentful Anglo-Irishman like Roy Foster, or an Australian ignoramus like David Fitzpatrick, or a chancer like Peter Hart, could have become such influential propagators of anti-national history if there was not a consensus amongst those directing the state that it was an accidental concoction without the substance that would enable it to bear its history and develop through it, and that its history should therefore be shredded.
Mary Kenny (who, like Ruth Dudley Edwards, deplores political violence and bloodshed) celebrated the militaristic Redmondite victory of November 1918 by praising a Wicklow village that had sent almost all of its militarily eligible males, including a father and son, into the British Army to kill Germans and Turks—and of course to be killed by them, but since they were not blood-sacrificers, a thing which Kenny detests, their purpose was to go killing. (See Mary Kenny, More Men From Rathnew Volunteered For WWI Than From Anywhere Else, Irish Independent, 4.11.18.)
And with what object? To save the world from something dreadful? Or just to ensure that Ireland would become a Home Rule component of the Empire?

Philip Off, the Ulster Unionist historian, astonished an RTE interviewer by explaining that Ulster Unionists saw the World War as an incident in the Home Rule conflict. 'Ulster' would not be subordinated to the Irish, even if the Irish were playacting at Empire Loyalty in order to get them. And 'Ulster', though greatly diminished in quantity, remains in spirit what it was back in those times, while nationalist Ireland has flip-flopped this way and that.

But it is only in the intellectual sphere as shaped by British academic patronage, that the Irish have flip-flopped. Its constancy lies in its music. And music, as Schopenhauer said, is a direct expression of the will, of "identity", which is not dependent on "ideas", which made up the other part of Schopenhauer's scheme. But in the long run the will rejects ideas which are inimical to it, and generates ideas that serve it.

"We are the music-makers,
We are the music makers,
We are the dreamers of dreams.
We are the movers and shakers
Of the world it seems."

England lost the art of music many centuries ago, when it sacrificed everything else in itself for Power. A vestige of it survives in the making of ceremonial hymns. In the early 20th century it survived most in Edward Elgar, who had some connection with Merrie England through Roman Catholicism. But when Elgar tried to set O'Shaughnessy's Music Makers to music he could not catch the spirit of it and only produced an uninspiring hymn.
There is one frank English poem about the War:

"This is no case of petty right or wrong
That politicians or philosophers
Can judge. I hate not Germans, nor grow hot
With love of Englishmen, to please the newspapers.
Beside my hate for one fat patriot
My hatred for the Kaiser is love true

I am one crying, God save England…

The ages made her that made us from dust:
She is all we know and live by, and we trust
She is good and must endure, loving her so:
And as we love ourselves we hate her foe."

The matter was strictly nationalist. And Edward Thomas, author of a biography of Marlborough, knew that English national well-being depended on Empire, which depended on keeping Europe disabled by war. He did not have to bother his head in puzzling "between justice and injustice", or being concerned about "something that historians/ can rake out of the ashes". All that counted was that he was English.
And that was why the Irish, fed by Redmond with transcendental abstractions about war for a higher cause, failed in the moment of victory, after they had made the supreme sacrifice, and fell back on themselves a month later.
The colonial ignoramus, who has moved from Trinity College to Belfast, wrote a book about The Two Islands for the Oxford University Press, in which he explained that—"The partition of Ireland created two states embodying rival ideologies and representing two hostile peoples". Each of these states had a civil war. And—

"the political alignments cemented in the two civil wars continued to dominate political debate, restricting the opportunity for social and economic reform."

He does not specify what social and economic reform he had in mind (so to speak). If he meant anything definite, it can only have been the British reform during the years covered by the book: 1919-39. Europe was in flux, largely as a result of British action on it, during those years. It is true that the Free State, though remaining in the Empire, did not follow the British path of reform. The Irish reformers were the Treaty breakers. But which British reform did the Northern "state" resist? Wasn't it the case that the Unionist Party, after agreeing to operate a devolved system in the Six Counties, outside the political life of the British state, as a "supreme sacrifice" to help Britain with the handling of the rebellious Irish, insisted that it would be included within the social and economic reform of the British state?
The critique of the Northern Ireland system made by this magazine over a long period appears to be known to Fitzpatrick and he attempts a refutation of it for Oxford University:

"The 'Partition act' broke with precedent by applying Home Rule to Northern Ireland, instead of simply excluding six counties from Dublin jurisdiction, or creating a Belfast assembly subordinate to Dublin and thence to Westminster. Those options no longer seemed viable, having formed the basis of repeated and fruitless negotiations in 1914, 1916, not to mention the Irish Convention of 1917-18" (p185).

A Six County assembly subordinate to Dublin was certainly not viable. But when had a simple exclusion of the Six Counties, from whatever arrangement was made for the 26 Counties, ever become a subject of dispute? When did the Ulster Unionists ever object to being governed by British politics after they were excluded from a Government of Ireland Act? The Ulster Protestants had participated in British party-politics until the Home Rule Bill was introduced in 1886. In 1886 the Ulster Liberals and Tories merged their forces as Unionists in order to oppose Home Rule. They did so in alliance with the Tory Party. If it was the Tory Party that had made the Home Rule alliance with Parnell, as seemed likely for a while, they would have done so in alliance with the Liberals. The natural thing, when the issue was resolved for them by Partition, would have been a reversion to the pre-1886 position of being Tories and Liberals within British politics—but with the Labour Party having displaced the Liberals.
When the Government in 1920 proposed to set up a subordinate Six County Government, the Ulster Unionist Leader spoke against it. Did the Nationalist Party demand it? Did the Six County Catholics demand that, if they were to be excluded from the Irish Government, they should be placed under the local Protestant/Unionist community, instead of having the opportunities of Whitehall Government and British Party politics open to them?
We have never come across the slightest hint that the Six County Catholics demanded an enclave governed by Six County Protestants—by what they called "the Orange state" once it was established—rather than by Whitehall. So what grounds has Professor Fitzpatrick for saying that a simple Six County exclusion from the Government of Ireland Bill "was no longer viable" in 1920? None at all.

The establishment of Northern Ireland was an Imperial ploy for the handling of the nationalist Irish which the Ulster Unionists were persuaded to swallow in the interest of the Empire. By swallowing it they detached themselves from British political life, and therefore, when British attention focussed on them in recent years, it could only regard them as a bizarre nuisance.
We attempted, thirty years ago, to persuade them to force their way into British mainstream politics, so that the Six Counties might be governed within the democracy of the state. But they had become addicted to the system that had been imposed on them against their will in 1921 and would hear of nothing else, even though their position within that system of devolved communal antagonism was being eroded steadily by the purposeful activity of the other community.

With regard to whatever happens now we can only say, with Moliere: "Vous l'avez voulu, George Dandin. They asked for it, not knowing what they were asking for.
The force that is cornering them just now is not the force of Irish nationalism. Official Ireland is preoccupied with celebrating "the crime against Europe" (Casement's phrase) in which, as Redmondism, it took part a century ago—or, as Connolly put it, "the war upon the German nation". The hostile force is behind Dublin. It is Europe.
The founders of what became the EU were acutely aware of the damage Britain did to Europe with its "balance-of-power" wars and they wanted to stop it. Europe pulled itself together in the 1950s, very much against British expectations. Britain tried to join the Common Market in the 1960s in order to retard its development, but the founders, who were still in command, kept it out. It gained entry in the 1970s and did some damage, but European development continued despite it.
It decided to leave in order to avoid being degraded into a mere European state, and hoped that, in the course of leaving, it could set off a process of disintegration within the EU.
But the EU has held together against it so far, and it is hard to resist the impression that the spirit of its founders are motivating it in its insistence that Britain, in leaving, must leave Northern Ireland behind it as part of Ireland.

Index: 2018
Labour Comment is edited by Pat Maloney
Britain Back To Playing Balance Of Power In Europe!. Editorial
Boomtime Bob: caught in his own rat trap. Dave Alvey
Central Bank undermining IFSC Brexit efforts ? Seán Owens
Readers' Letters: Russians Under The Bed? Donal Kennedy
Ukraine's economy shrinks by 20% without access to Russian market. David Morrison
Pop Goes The Weasel! Wilson John Haire (Poem)
The O'Connor Column (JUSTICE DEPT—DEEP STATE; Justice and Security; An unusual Minister for Justice; Catalonia on my mind; The bleating of a West Briton; What Austrian school children know about Brexit; Varadkar’s history lessons; Gorbachev and Brexit)
Es Ahora. Julianne Herlihy (Bishop Paul Colton and a very strange Award)
Remembering McKee, Clancy And Clune. Mícheál Mac Donncha, Mayor of Dublin (Oration)
Assessing Dev. Jack Lane (Review of David McCullagh biography)
Centenaries And Other Citations In The Irish Times. Manus O’Riordan
In Memoriam Thomas Ashe. Manus O’Riordan, Sean O'Casey
Ó Corráin And His Key To Irish Writing. John Minahane
Thoughts on the Viewing of the Casement Diaries in 1916. Tim O'Sullivan
Desmond Fennell—Hamlet without the Prince. Jack Lane
December Brexit Summary. Dave Alvey
Linking Ireland To Europe After Brexit. (Report)
Samuel Neilson: Rebel And Unionist. (Review of Dawson biography)
A Diplomat's Take On The North! (Review of Noel Dorr book). Brendan Clifford
Keeping up the pretence of a viable 'peace process'. David Morrison
Does It Stack Up? Michael Stack (Save the Constitution; Bankers and Others)
Biteback: Would Fianna Fail Take Its Seats. EugeneMcEldowney (Report)
Labour Comment:Asquith on Ulster: 1913
John Redmond’s Violent Politics Who were the Ballybricken Pig Buyers? Nicholas Whittle’s Witness Statement. Pat Muldowney

About A Loaf Of Bread! Editorial. Barry McElduff's resignation in its context.
Brexit and the future of the EU: views from Sinn Fein and the political fringe. Dave Alvey
Passport Blues. Seán Owens
Readers' Letters: Barry McElduff MP. Pat Walsh (with Report of Andrew Madden's Class Clown Persona Falls Flat)
Northern Ireland And Professor Nicholas Mansergh. Martin Mansergh
Some Comments. Brendan Clifford
The O'Connor Column (Abortion: supporting a "conscience vote"; Vinegar Hill and Irish Times memory; Merkel's socialists; Did MI5 order the assassination of Charles Haughey?; The Blueshirts and Queen Vic; New Unionism?; Trump brings clarity to US "foreign policy")
Shannon Airport Should Not Be Used To Cheer Troops On To War. Shannonwatch (Press Release)
Es Ahora. Julianne Herlihy (A World of Books)
Bielenberg does what he condemns in Peter Hart. Jack Lane
Some thoughts prompted by a reflection on the role of Bishop O'Dwyer of Limerick in the Easter Rising. Brian P. Murphy osb (Part 1 of review of 'The Atlas of the Irish Revolution')
Dev—maths teacher? Pat Muldowney
Cynical Sindo Suggestions Of Sinn Fein Assassination. Manus O'Riordan
Special Nature Of Hiroshima-Nagasaki. Desmond Fennell
The Russian Revolution. Brendan Clifford (100th Anniversary. Part 3)
January Brexit Summary. Dave Alvey
Biteback: Looking Back Through The Iron Curtain. Donal Kennedy
Courts Set The Tone For The Garda. Tom Cooper
Does It Stack Up? Michael Stack (Bitcoin Bubble; Gender Balance)
Child Varadkar at Davos. Jack Lane
Labour Comment: Fake News and Micheál Martin
Michael Robinson: Dark Days Ahead For Our Infrastructure

Brexit And Northern Ireland. Editorial
One Off Houses—the more the merrier! Jack Lane
Lessons of the Irish Crash. Dave Alvey . (Part 1: Ireland, Brexit and the future of the EU)
Readers' Letters: The Royal Irish Constabulary: A Tale Of Two Cities,
Of Two Eras, And Of Informed Versus 'Enlightened' Opinion. Donal Kennedy
Brexit—Shoeing The Unicorn, VAT and the Border. Seán Owens
The O'Connor Column (Dismal "Larkinism", MI5 assassinations in Ireland, Moral crusades and political opportunism, The inexorable logic of Brexit)
Collins, DeValera and the Burning of the Custom House, May 1921. Nick Folley
Es Ahora. Julianne Herlihy (Feminism and the Politics of Hypocrisy)
How RTE News Ended Up Clamping Its Markievicz Graveside Ambush. Manus O'Riordan
Was The Easter Rising Intended To Merely Be A Blood Sacrifice? Brian Murphy OSB (Part 2, Review of 'The Atlas of the Irish Revolution')
The Russian Revolution. Brendan Clifford (100th Anniversary, Part 4)
Special Nature of Hiroshima-Nagasaki? Jack Lane (Reply To Desmond Fennell)
"The Paper Of Record" On 'De Paper' And "The Mob". Manus O'Riordan
February Brexit Summary. Dave Alvey Another Day, Another Scholar. Welcome Home Just The Same. Wilson John Haire (Poems)
Looking Back. Wilson John Haire
Biteback: New Irish/British Structure Post-Brexit? Dave Alvey, Irish Political Review Group. 'Bungalow blitz' and rural villages. David Buttimer (Report )
Does It Stack Up? Michael Stack (Project Ireland 2040)
Labour Comment: We Will Not Have Conscription. Open Letter to the English Labour Party. Colkitto, April 1918

Some Bizarre Theatre From Britain! Editorial
US Rules, OK! Eamon Dyas on Illegal Settlement Goods
The Flaw In Stiglitz. Dave Alvey (Ireland, Brexit & Future Of EU, Part 2)
Readers' Letters: Israel: A Serial Violator. David Morrison
DUPed. Wilson John Haire (Poem)
The O'Connor Column (Karl Liebknecht's betrayal of Connolly's ally, the "English traitor Sir Roger Casement"
Ms Donnelly’s judicial activism. Jack Lane
Es Ahora. Julianne Herlihy (the Politics of Hypocrisy, Continued)
GFA RIP? Pat Walsh
Fianna Failing ! Jack Lane (Book review: 'One Party Dominance')
Between You And Me And Harold McGee! Donal Kennedy
Don't Curry The Yoghurt. Pádraig Ó Mathúna
March Brexit Summary. Dave Alvey
The Skibbereen Eagle Returns. Editorial
The Russian Revolution. Brendan Clifford (100th Anniversary, Part 5)
The Days Of Orangeade And Lilies. What A Nerve! Wilson John Haire (Poems)
Response To A Yeatesian Regurgitation Of A Markievicz Myth. Manus O’Riordan
Biteback: Remembering The R I C! Philip O'Connor
John Redmond and the Path of Violence. Tom Cooper
Does It Stack Up? Michael Stack (Brexit—How to avoid it)
Labour Comment: Irish Labour and the Bolsheviks
Redmond Centenary Conference in Waterford. Eamonn de Paor

Britain's New Strategic Enemy! Editorial
Northern Ireland: Decision Time Approaching! Editorial
The EU response to Ireland's Financial Crisis. Dave Alvey (Part 3)
Readers' Letters: Decline of Dublin Presbyterianism. Eamon Dyas
Fintan O'Toole. Donal Kennedy
Preparing For The 2018 West Cork History Festival. Jack Lane
The Skibbereen Eagle Fine Gael Eagle Eyes Of Varadkar And Goveney. Manus O'Riordan
Es Ahora. Julianne Herlihy (Post-War Immigration to Britain and Clair Wills)
The Sinn Fein Leadership Visits the Irish Diaspora In London. Wilson John Haire
The Loughinisland Massacre: No Stone Unturned. WJH
Attending A Gaza Protest! WJH
England's War Pipes. Wilson John Haire (Poem)
Origin of the Handwriting in the Disputed Diaries. Tim O'Sullivan (Part 1)
Senator Craughwell and the Presidency. Dave Alvey
Fine Gael's 'Contrived Outrage' Concerning Goebbels. Manus O'Riordan
April Brexit Summary. Dave Alvey
Saddam In Perspective. David Morrison
The Russian Revolution. Brendan Clifford (Part 6)
Azerbaijan Year 1918. Pat Walsh
The Irish Times And the 1918 Anti-Conscription Campaign. Manus O'Riordam
Does It Stack Up? Michael Stack (Electronic Madness)
Labour Comment: French President Charles De Gaulle's Veto on British Membership of the EEC
Redmondite Pig Buyer Politics: Mob Violence, Gerrymandering and Blueshirtism. Pat Muldowney reviews Pat McCarthy book

Globalist Moment Of Truth. Editorial
Northern Ireland: Governing Uncertainties. Editorial
Reflections On The EU Response To The Irish Crisis. Dave Alvey (Part 4 of Ireland, Brexit and the Future of the EU)
Readers' Letters: Significance of the Referendum Vote. Eamon Dyas
Making Progress. Editorial (Abortion Referendum)
The O'Connor Column (Protestants and the Referendum; Varadkar's Foreign Policy Revisionism; The Strange Man in the Elysee; Drang nach Osten; The New Anti-Semitism: a Calculated Israeli Own Goal; No Charlie Hebdo-Style Concerns about Free Speech…, It Seems)
A Sinn Fein Meeting In London. Wilson John Haire
A Soldier And A Gentleman. Donal Kennedy (Review of Jude Collins Martin McGuinness book)
Es Ahora. Julianne Herlihy (Clair Wills and her books)
The Trade Union Movement in Ireland and the Campaign to Repeal the Anti-Abortion Clause in the Constitution. Anne Speed
Abortion Referendum Result
Why Hurry? John Morgan
The Cambridge History Of Ireland. Jack Lane (Review)
The Irish Times And The Anti-Conscription Campaign. Manus O’Riordan (Part 2)
Manufactured Evidence. Paul Hyde
Academic Ailments Infect Easter Rising Pageant Paper. Tim O'Sullivan
The International Criminal Court And The Crime Of Aggression. David Morrison
The Russian Revolution. Brendan Clifford (Part 7)
The Spurious German Plot and an "ignorant and credulous people". Manus O’Riordan
Does It Stack Up? Michael Stack (The Motor Car)
The International Criminal Court And The Crime Of Aggression. David Morrison
Labour Comment: Address By Lord Mayor Of Dublin Mícheál Mac Donncha In Ramallah

The Taoiseach Apologises For— What? Editorial
Schrödinger's Border Solution Found: Dead Cat Bounces. Seán Owens
The Austerity Debate. Dave Alvey (Ireland, Brexit and the future of the EU. Part 5)
Notes On Tax Policy. John Martin
Readers' Letters: Casement: Manufactured Evidence. Tim O'Sullivan
The Crime Against Casement. Brendan Clifford
Food And The 'Famine'. Jack Lane. The Cambridge History of Ireland—a review (Part 2)
History? Jack Lane
Mise Le Meas, Seán Lemass! Manus O’Riordan
Catching Up On Europe. Dave Alvey (Brexit Summaries for May and June)
WW1 And Its Aftermath. Wilson John Haire
Biteback: Casement 'Black Diary'. Jack Lane (Letter to IT, 22 June ). Irish National Anthem. Donal Kennedy (Unpublished letter to IT, 14 June)
Does It Stack Up? Michael Stack (Planning for War?)
Belfast Childhood Memories. Wilson John Haire
Goliath Smites Nakba! Wilson John Haire
Labour Comment: A Bribe and Irish Labour! (Thomas Johnson, Irish Labour leader 1917-1927)

Nationalism Here And There. Editorial
The No Hard Border Mantra. Jack Lane
A Straight Narrative Of The Greek Crisis. Dave Alvey (Ireland, Brexit and the future of the EU, Part 6)
Readers' Letters: Fenians And The IRB. Pat Muldowney
Es Ahora. Julianne Herlihy : Clair Wills (2)
The ICC Prosecutor Warns Israel About Gaza Killings. David Morrison
Over To You, Judge Donnelly. Jack Lane (Poland and the Law)
Eamon C. Kerney (1926-2018)—An Obituary. Manus O'Riordan
Two Poems. Wilson John Haire (Fist On The Send-Button; Eating Crow)
Casement And The 'Sleepwalking' Myth. Donal Kennedy (Review of England's Care For The Truth—By One Who Knows Both)
Origin of the Handwriting in the Disputed Diaries. Tim O'Sullivan (Part 2)
Two Westminster Events. Wilson John Haire
The Russian Revolution. Brendan Clifford (100th Anniversary, Part 8)
July Brexit Summary. Dave Alvey
Biteback: Garda Chief Drew Harrison. Dave Alvey. Gay patriots? Tim O'Sullivan (Unpublished Letter)
Does It Stack Up? Michael Stack (Irish Water; The Irish Crash 2008; Unmanned Electric Cars)
Some Pandy For Prince Charles? John Morgan
Labour Comment: A Land Value Tax!

Nation States And Ideologies. Ireland; Syria; Palestine. Editorial
Vlad the impaled? Jack Lane (Post-Brexit Hard Border)
Implications Of The Greek Crisis For The Future Of The EU. Dave Alvey. (Ireland, Brexit and the Future of the EU, Part 7)
Readers' Letters: Donal Kennedy, British Guardsmen! Wilson John Haire, More Guardsmen!
Es Ahora. Julianne Herlihy : Clair Wills And The Story She Tells (Part 3)
Two Poems. Wilson John Haire (Killer Graves, Two Of Many; Gaza On My Mind)
The Second West Cork History Festival: A Report. Jack Lane
Lemass, 'The Devil's Era', And The Economic War. Manus O'Riordan (Lemass, Part 2)
William Browder, Andrei Nekrasov, and the New Cold War. Pat Muldowney
When T.P. O'Connor Met General Andranik. Pat Walsh
The Russian Revolution. Brendan Clifford (100th Anniversary, Part 9)
August Brexit Summary. Dave Alvey
A Curious Document. Jack Lane
Fenian Day. Donal Kennedy
Biteback: Child Abuse And The Troubles. Niall Meehan
Does It Stack Up? Michael Stack (Irish History Lessons; The Catholic Church; RTE; 'The Brimming River' by Raymond F. Brooke)
Labour Comment: Notes on Agriculture, Health and the Influence of the Chemical Giant Corporations
Seán Ó Riain

Ideology And State. Editorial
The Continuing EU Campaign Against Poland And Hungary. Jack Lane
Fault Lines In Syriza And Greek National Development. Dave Alvey
Readers' Letters: Was The 'Great War' China's War? Why Were Chinese Workers Dying In Europe? Donal Kennedy
Anti-Semitism! David Morrison
Es Ahora. Julianne Herlihy: Clair Wills And The Story She Tells (Part 4)
Some Reminiscences. Jack Lane
Industrial Schools And Welfare Benefits In Britain And Northern Ireland. Wilson John Haire
Palestinian And Kuwaiti Rights Discussed At A Dublin Meeting. Dave Alvey
The Lemass/DeV Defiance Of Britain's Wartime Starvation Threat. Manus O'Riordan (Lemass, Part 3)
September Brexit Summary. Dave Alvey
The Russian Revolution. Brendan Clifford (100th Anniversary, Part 10)
Andy's Midnight Runners. Lt. Col. John Morgan (retd.)
Biteback: Why Not A Centenary General Election This December? Dr. Brian P Murphy osb
Does It Stack Up? Michael Stack (Normans in Ireland; Cormac Mac Airt; Censorship and Revisionism)
Labour Comment: 100 Years Ago! 'Armistice' Centenary

Civil Rights: A Retrospective! Editorial
Sinn Féin Presidential Poppycock And Armistice Attacks. Manus O'Riordan
Budget Reflects Ideological Paralysis. Dave Alvey
Readers' Letters: Eddie Spence. Bill McCamley
Minor footnote: Pat Muldowney
Unionist Social Engineering In Northern Ireland. Wilson John Haire
Was The First World War Ireland's War? Donal Kennedy
Es Ahora. Julianne Herlihy: Clair Wills And The Story She Tells (Part 5)
A Blockbuster! Angela Clifford (Review of Eamon Dyas' Blockade The Germans!)
World War Armistice. Eamon Dyas The Allies Refuse To Stop The Killing!
The Russian Revolution. Brendan Clifford (100th Anniversary. Part 11)
October Brexit Summary. Dave Alvey
1916 Volunteer Leslie Price Saluted In Disclosures Tribunal Report. Manus O'Riordan
Biteback: Shelter And 'The First Duty Of 'The Government Of The Republic'. Manus O’Riordan
ESB Best Option To Deliver Rural Broadband Plan. Dr Dónal Palcic, Prof Eoin Reeves (Report)
Does It Stack Up? Michael Stack (Psychogeographic Experience; Urban Planning; Cambridge History of Ireland)
Labour Comment: Sorry for your 'TROUBLES'?

Centenaries And Current Politics. Editorial
Pandering To Democracy! Jack Lane
Ireland, Brexit and the future of the EU: Summary and Conclusions. Dave Alvey (Part 9, concluded)
Readers' Letters: Redmondism. Tommy Mooney; Messing With History! Simon O'Donnell
The O'Connor Column (Is Sinn Féin disintegrating?
Neo-Redmondite Ignorance Of Redmondism And The Traitors' Gate. Manus O'Riordan
Es Ahora. Julianne Herlihy (Clair Wills And The Story She Tells. Part 6)
The Forgotten Remembrance. Pat Muldowney
Who Votes For Fine Gael? Donal Kennedy
When Did The Irish War Of Independence Begin? Jack Lane
Insight Into Wartime Ardoyne. Wilson John Haire (Review)
Blasphemy Referendum, Presidential Election Results. Report
What Is Money? John Martin
A Light Brexit Could Prove Palatable. Tim O'Sullivan
Egg On The High Court Faces. Jack Lane
November Brexit Summary. Dave Alvey
The Russian Revolution. Brendan Clifford (Part 12)
Index To Irish Political Review, 2018
Winnie Barrington. Jack Lane (Review of Brian Murphy osb biography)
Did The Dashnaks Make A Terrible Mistake? Pat Walsh
The Nationalist Party And WW1. Donal Kennedy
Biteback: Marking The Centenary Of Northern Ireland. Jude Collins
'Great' War Without End. Pat Maloney (Editor, Labour Comment)
President's Move Pandered To Imperialism! Pat Maloney
Betrayal Day! Pat Maloney
Does It Stack Up? Michael Stack (Motoring Naiveté; Irish Inventor: Nicholas Callan; Rape)
Labour Comment: Connolly on Redmond

Major C.J.C. Street: The Administration Of Ireland, 1920; with a substantial extract from his Ireland In 1921 and a review of his other writings on Britain’s world role, and inter-war Europe. Introduction by Dr. Pat Walsh. Intelligence Officer Street produced this exceptionally informative justification of the Black and Tan War in Ireland, using the secret archives of Dublin Castle (with many captured IRA documents and officials statistics of incidents.) 192pp (9.5" x 6"). Index, Bibliog. ISBN 0 85034 089 6. AB, 2001. €18, £15