Irish Radical Newspapers - The Irish Bulletin - 11.June.1920

Irish Radical Newspapers

 

Irish Radical newspapers continued to comment and report on the vast array of IRA activities which were being carried out across the country during the month of June.

 

While the national daily newspapers and the weekly provincial press reported on large scale engagements by both the military and the IRA, the radical newspapers reported on the minutiae of the war. The Irish Bulletin, for example, reported in June of the harassment of civilians who were arrested by the military without cause. They included James and John Crowley of Ballymeen, county Galway who were ‘arrested in their beds’ and two men in Youghal, county Cork who were described as being unionist in sympathy. The Bulletin also provided information about the soldiers, including new regiments which had been sent to Ireland to back up the military. These included the ‘Camerons’ who occupied Navan workhouse in county Meath where 100 men were billeted; two destroyers who arrived in Lough Swilly; a group of fifty marines in Ballydonegan Bay, county Cork and a further thirty who were landed in Courtmacsherry in the same county. The Bulletin’s day by day account or snippets of local information provide vital information and a timeline in understanding the War of Independence at a local level.

 

 

Download Source: The Irish Bulletin, 11.06.1920, page 7

 

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