‘Spies and informers beware!’—intelligence and counterintelligence in the War of Independence

Jan 20, 06:00 AM
One of the most important—and controversial—aspects of the War of Independence was the ‘intelligence war’.  Given the role of spies and informers in defeating previous insurrections, it is not surprising that Michael Collins, the IRA’s Director of Intelligence, was keen to insure that history did not repeat itself.  How successful was he? To shed light on this ‘shadow war’ listen to History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, in discussion with Andy Bielenberg, Cécile Gordon, Eunan O’Halpin and Gerry White.

Image: Foyer card for the 1935 film, The Informer. (Movie Stills Database)
 
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