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Easter Rising 1916 : the trials

Author: Seán Enright
Publisher: Sallins, Co. Kildare : Merrion, 2014.
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This book - the companion to Sean Enright's previous work, The Trials of Civilians by Military Courts: Ireland 1921 - is a fascinating and comprehensive study of the trials held during May 1916, following Dublin's Easter Rising. There were 160 trials conducted in the two-week period of May 2-16, 1916. During this period, of the 93 death sentences handed out, 15 were carried out, while nearly 2,000 men and women were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trial and arbitral proceedings
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seán Enright
ISBN: 1908928379 9781908928375 1908928360 9781908928368
OCLC Number: 866880438
Notes: Includes trial transcripts.
Description: xviii, 259 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Buried in the Archives --
ch. 2 Rebellion and Surrender --
ch. 3 Trial and Punishment --
ch. 4 The Trial Regime --
ch. 5 Pre-Trial Process --
ch. 6 The Trials --
ch. 7 Post Trial --
Confirmation, Promulgation and Execution --
ch. 8 Due Process --
ch. 9 The GPO --
ch. 10 P.H. Pearse --
ch. 11 Thomas Clarke --
ch. 12 Joseph Plunkett --
ch. 13 George Plunkett --
ch. 14 Jack Plunkett --
ch. 15 William Pearse, John McGarry, J.J. Walsh and John Dougherty (McGallogly) --
ch. 16 Harry Boland --
ch. 17 Sean MacDiarmada --
ch. 18 James Connolly --
ch. 19 Desmond FitzGerald --
ch. 20 The Four Courts --
ch. 21 Ned Daly. Ch. 22 O'Donovan and Shouldice --
ch. 23 James Dempsey --
ch. 24 The Mendicity Institute --
ch. 25 Heuston, O'Dea, Kelly and Crenigan --
ch. 26 Jacob's Factory --
ch. 27 Thomas MacDonagh --
ch. 28 Michael O'Hanrahan --
ch. 29 John MacBride --
ch. 30 James Melinn --
ch. 31 The South Dublin Union --
ch. 32 Liam Cosgrave --
ch. 33 Eamonn Ceannt --
ch. 34 Con Colbert --
ch. 35 Philip Cosgrave --
ch. 36 Gerald Doyle --
ch. 37 William Corrigan --
ch. 38 James Burke --
ch. 39 Saint Stephen's Green --
ch. 40 Constance Georgina Markievicz --
ch. 41 Michael Mallin --
ch. 42 William Partridge --
ch. 43 Boland's Mills --
ch. 44 Ashbourne --
ch. 45 The Trials in the Provinces --
ch. 46 Thomas Kent --
ch. 47 Postscript.
Responsibility: Seán Enright.

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This book - the companion to Sean Enright's previous work, The Trials of Civilians by Military Courts: Ireland 1921 - is a fascinating and comprehensive study of the trials held during May 1916, following Dublin's Easter Rising. There were 160 trials conducted in the two-week period of May 2-16, 1916. During this period, of the 93 death sentences handed out, 15 were carried out, while nearly 2,000 men and women were deported to England. It was not until the turn of this century that the Public Records Office released the trial records relating to the executed prisoners. The book offers an unsentimental reappraisal of the trials and the trial regime, and includes previously unpublished trial records of men - such as Harry Boland, Desmond Fitzgerald, George Plunkett, and William Partridge - as well as many of the foot soldiers who were sentenced to death. The process of execution is also examined, bringing to light the dark occasions when executions were botched and covered up. This is a powerful analysis of an uncomfortable moment in Irish history when the rule of law gave way to political imperatives. It is seen through a variety of previously unpublished trial records and the systematic collating of accounts given by many prisoners. The result is a fascinating insight into a little known aspect of the 1916 Rebellion and its dramatic aftermath, including the reactions of the British government in dealing with the republican prisoners throughout the trials. -- Provided by publisher.
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