Interesting piece on the various pension schemes by Diarmuid Ferriter in the Examiner. One of those whose experience he recounts is Tom Barry, who eventually had to have his application resolved, conveniently enough (for de Valera), by de Valera himself. The whole pension process being a form of auction politics in using pensions to reward orContinue reading “Diarmuid Ferriter on the schemes to award pensions for service in 1913-24”
Category Archives: 1910s
Belfast in 1916
Who were the Belfast women and men who took part in the Easter Rising in 1916? A full list of the men mobilised was compiled by the Belfast Commandant in 1916, Peter Burns, in May 1936 and submitted to the Belfast Brigade Committee convened to identify those who may be eligible for pensions from the FreeContinue reading “Belfast in 1916”
Fianna Éireann in Belfast, 1917-24.
This article takes a look at Fianna Éireann in Belfast in the period after the Easter Rising in 1916, through to 1923-24 when the organisation more or less collapsed. It includes a list of members of the 1st Battalion, Belfast Brigade, for 1921 and more detailed accounts of the north Belfast companies (in 2nd battalion). It alsoContinue reading “Fianna Éireann in Belfast, 1917-24.”