Documentary on OneReprisals

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Where may new-married women sit And suckle children now? Armed Men may murder them in passing by Nor law nor parliament take heed. Then close your ears with dust and lie Among the other cheated dead. from Reprisals by WB Yeats   November 1920 and Ireland is a dangerous place. It is the second year of the War of Independence, …

The Documentary on OneThomas and Tess

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The early 1920s in Ireland was a time gripped by violence and uncertainty. The War of Independence witnessed some of the worst acts of savagery this land has ever seen, but by May of 1921, the conflict with Britain was drawing to a close. The Documentary On One: Thomas And Tess focuses on one horrific violent incident on May 20th,1921 …