Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Defying the IRA?$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Brian Hughes

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781781382974

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781781382974.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of
date: 25 June 2018

Intimidating the Crown

Intimidating the Crown

(p.21) 1 Intimidating the Crown
Defying the IRA?

Brian Hughes

Liverpool University Press

This chapter explores IRA activity against servants of the Crown in Ireland between 1917 and 1922. As the most obvious manifestation of the Crown on the ground in Ireland, the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) were the victims of boycotting, social ostracism, damage to property, and violence. Their families, and those who supplied them with ordinary goods and services, were similarly targeted. The first chapter explores this dynamic and suggests that while there was a widespread campaign against the RIC and its supporters, its nature and intensity varied considerably in individual communities. Less well covered in the historiography are civil servants and those involved in the judicial system and their experiences are also treated in this chapter. Theirs was an experience very different to the RIC and while a minority were victims of violence and persecution, most suffered very little and continued in their roles as before.

Keywords:   Royal Irish Constabulary, civil servants, boycott, resident magistrates, justices of the peace

Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.