Recognition of Easter Rising service

At 7pm on Easter Sunday 23 April 1916 the members of Portlaoise Company, Irish Volunteers under the command of Eamon Fleming mobilised as part of the plan for a nationwide rising. Their job was to attack rail lines in their area linking the south east to Dublin and thereby delay any British forces arriving from…

Negligence and the Army Pensions Act

The introduction of the Army Pensions Act in 1923 enabled the dependents of the deceased to lodge a claim for compensation. For a case to be successful under the Army Pensions Acts it first had to pass certain criteria. These included: membership of an accepted organisation; death due to¬† active service; killed or wounded in…