IRA execution of Patrick Joseph D’Arcy

The story centres on the execution of Patrick Joseph D’Arcy by the IRA on 17th June 1921. The charge against him – supplying information that led to the execution of two members of the IRA (Michael McNamara and William Shanahan). The only certainty within this file is that almost every statement is contradicted. The story…

Women in Intelligence – Part 3: Minnie Lenihan

In the final blog of our three part series on Women in Intelligence (Annie Smith and Eileen MacCarvill), we focus on Galway woman Minnie Lenihan who was primarily involved in getting vital information in and out of prisons in the Galway area, as well as addressing prison conditions and prisoner treatment.  Minnie joined the Galway…