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Easter Rising An online exhibition that examines the people, places and events that changed the course of Irish history.

Capital Crime: 1916 and Death Penalty Discourse in Independent Ireland


Given the profound political and, indeed, cultural impact of the executions in the immediate aftermath of the 1916 Rising, it might have been expected that such an episode would have tempered the willingness of Irish politicians to permit their fellow countrymen to face the hangman or a firing party when independence…