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The Memoirs of Constable Jeremiah Mee RIC
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The Memoirs of Constable Jeremiah Mee RIC (Paperback)

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Constable Jeremiah Mee is noted in the annals of Irish history for being the spokesman for a group of RIC men in Listowel, who stood up to their divisional commissioner, Colonel Smyth, and refused to accept his policy of shooting any 'suspicious-looking' Irishman on sight. This unique record, based on Mee's memoirs, presents a first-hand account of life in the RIC from 1910 to 1920. It chronicles the changing relationship between the Irish people and the members of the force, gives a valuable insight into the changing attitudes of many RIC men during the War of Independence and includes a comprehensive account of the 1920 Listowel mutiny and its aftermath. It also provides an account of Mee's work for the First Dail's department of labour where he worked after leaving the RIC and his involvement in the Belfast Boycott.

BiographyMemoirsHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial welfare & social servicesEmergency servicesPolice & security services Publisher: The Mercier Press Ltd Publication Date: 01/01/2012 ISBN-13: 9781856358842  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Historian, author and priest, Fr J. Anthony Gaughan has written and published several acclaimed volumes on Irish historical figures. Originally from Listowel, he is a retired parish priest in the archdiocese of Dublin.

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