John Redmond MP The Gun-Loving German-Shooting Pacifist

An Sionnach Fionn

Just after midnight on the 15th of August 1915 several armed and masked men forced their way into the London and North Western Railway Depot in the North Wall district of Dublin and proceeded to load four large crates from one of the warehouses onto a number of motor vehicles before disappearing into the early morning darkness. Press reports over the following days claimed that the stolen boxes contained up to one hundred rifles purchased by the Irish National Volunteers (INV), the paramilitary wing of the Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP) headed by John Redmond MP, which had been delayed in the depot for administrative reasons following delivery from Britain. The history-focused East Wall Project has published a recent examination of the raid and the likely individuals behind it, noting that:

“The weapons were Martini–Enfield .303 rifles and were intended for John Redmond’s National Volunteers. Since the now famous landing of rifles at Howth on the 26th July 1914 the Irish National Volunteers had legally imported regular…

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