M. L. Connelly’s new article now published online explores the connection between the army, the press and the Unionist party during the so-called ‘Curragh incident’ of March 1914 in which certain army officers expressed their unwillingness to impose Home Rule on Ireland. The article explores the crucial role played by the press and the army’s attempts to use it for political purposes. It provides a fresh perspective on the crisis.

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