But it was also a city where ambushes became a daily occurrence and ordinary civilians were caught in the deadly cross fire. Restrictions on travel, military curfews and the threat of internment would ultimately make normal life impossible.
In A City in Turmoil Padraig Yeates takes up the story from the end of the First World War covered in A City in Wartime. He uncovers unknown and neglected aspects of the Irish revolution, including the role that the Bank of Ireland played in keeping the city solvent, the rise of the Municipal Reform Association to challenge the hegemony of Sinn Fein and Labour, how one of Ireland's leading businessmen started out as a bagman for Michael Collins and how, ultimately, many Dubliners found it easier to sympathise with the fight for the Republic than participate, or pay for it.
|Publication date||20 Sep 2012|