By John Reynolds
IN JANUARY 1919, AT SOLOHEADBEG IN COUNTY TIPPERARY, participants of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) have been killed by means of the IRA. within the 4 bloody years that undefined, approximately 500 RIC males have been killed and countless numbers extra wounded. In Tipperary on my own, forty six policemen have been killed, making it one in all such a lot violent counties in Ireland.
The renowned photo of the RIC is they have been the ‘eyes and ears of Dublin Castle’, an oppressive colonial strength policing its fellow countrymen. however the fact is toward domestic: many have been Irishmen who joined since it used to be a safe task with clients and a pension on the finish of carrier. whilst faced with a volunteer military of younger and committed guerrilla combatants, it was once not able to cope.
When the clash ended, the RIC used to be disbanded, no longer on the insistence of the Provisional executive, yet of its personal participants. forty six males lifeless is a thought-provoking examine the bleak fact of the clash in Tipperary, a microcosm of the broader conflict that used to be the struggle of Independence.
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