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'An alien ideology' : Cold War perceptions of the Irish Republican left

Author: John Mulqueen
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2019.
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An 'Irish Cuba' - on Britain's doorstep? This book studies perceptions of the Soviets' influence over Irish revolutionaries during the Cold War. The Dublin authorities did not allow the Irish state's non-aligned status to prevent them joining the West's crusade against communism. Leading officials, such as Colonel Dan Bryan in G2, the Irish army intelligence directorate, argued that Ireland should assist the NATO  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Mulqueen
ISBN: 1789620643 9781789620641
OCLC Number: 1089412135
Description: xviii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: IntroductionI. Communists: Ireland's 'fifth column'?II. 'Communists', the IRA and the Northern Ireland crisisIII. A 'near-Communist' movementIV. The KGB and IrelandV. Left-wing republicans align with MoscowVI. 'A party of the extreme left'VII. Soviet policies in Dail EireannVIII. EpilogueConclusion
Responsibility: John Mulqueen.


'An Alien Ideology' studies perceptions of Soviet influence in Ireland. It examines British fears of Dublin being used as a Russian espionage hub during the Northern Ireland Troubles and looks at the  Read more...


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