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Bombs, Bullets and the Border

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Bombs, Bullets and the Border: Policing Ireland’s Frontier: Irish Security Policy, 1969-1978
Published by Irish Academic Press, 2017.

This book examines Irish Government Security Policy and the role played by the Gardaí and Irish Army along the border during some of the worst years of the Troubles. Mulroe knits together an impressive range of sources to delve into the murky world occupied by paramilitaries and those policing the border. The ways in which security forces under Fianna Fail and Fine Gael governments secretly cooperated with the British army and the RUC, exacerbating tensions with republican groups in the border counties, are meticulously examined. Mulroe also reveals the devastating consequences of this approach, which left a loyalist threat unheeded and the 26 counties open to attack.

The findings of the Smithwick Tribunal and the upheaval of Brexit have kept the issue of Irish border security within the public eye, but without a complete awareness of its consequences. 'Bombs, Bullets and the Border' is vital reading in understanding what a secure border entails, and how it affects the lives of those living within its hinterland.

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Author(s):
Mulroe, Patrick
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
15.5 cm x 23.5 cm, 6 in x 9 in
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9781911024491
Number of pages:
296
Publisher:
Irish Academic Press
Title:
Bombs, Bullets and the Border: Policing Ireland’s Frontier: Irish Security Policy, 1969-1978

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Bombs, Bullets and the Border: Policing Ireland’s Frontier: Irish Security Policy, 1969-1978
Published by Irish Academic Press, 2017.

This book examines Irish Government Security Policy and the role played by the Gardaí and Irish Army along the border during some of the worst years of the Troubles. Mulroe knits together an impressive range of sources to delve into the murky world occupied by paramilitaries and those policing the border. The ways in which security forces under Fianna Fail and Fine Gael governments secretly cooperated with the British army and the RUC, exacerbating tensions with republican groups in the border counties, are meticulously examined. Mulroe also reveals the devastating consequences of this approach, which left a loyalist threat unheeded and the 26 counties open to attack.

The findings of the Smithwick Tribunal and the upheaval of Brexit have kept the issue of Irish border security within the public eye, but without a complete awareness of its consequences. 'Bombs, Bullets and the Border' is vital reading in understanding what a secure border entails, and how it affects the lives of those living within its hinterland.

Paperback, like new.

Author(s):
Mulroe, Patrick
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
15.5 cm x 23.5 cm, 6 in x 9 in
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9781911024491
Number of pages:
296
Publisher:
Irish Academic Press
Title:
Bombs, Bullets and the Border: Policing Ireland’s Frontier: Irish Security Policy, 1969-1978

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