Kilkenny in Times of Revolution 1900 – 1923 is replete with anecdote and observation.
Michael Collins decided the best way was to have an intelligence system of his own, that would be superior to anything the British could do….
After all the excitement of the Rising, he worked doggedly to help people who had been part of it.
Fanning is quick to point out that Dev ‘remains the most divisive figure in the history of modern Ireland’ (p 1). Fanning considers de Valera’s ‘culpability for the Irish Civil War…irrefutable’.