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The Life and Death of Roger Casement

The Life and Death of Roger Casement

The trial, execution and indeed the career of Roger Casement, the last of the sixteen leaders of the 1916 Rising to be executed, is quite different from the other executed men. He did not take part in the Rising; he was arrested in Kerry on Good Friday, and was being interrogated...

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Roger Casement sentenced to death

Roger Casement sentenced to death

London, 29 June 1916 - Sir Roger Casement was today found guilty of high treason and has been sentenced to death. The Lord Chief Justice – assisted by two other judges – passed the sentence at the King’s Bench. The charge of high treason was defined under a 1351 statute as ...

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Irish soldiers refuse to support Roger Casement in Germany

Irish soldiers refuse to support Roger Casement in Germany

England, 6 December 1914 - There are claims that Irish soldiers held in German prisoner of war camps have rejected pleas from Sir Roger Casement to join the Irish brigade for Germany. According to a letter which is supposed to have been received in England from Germany, all the Irish prisoners of...

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The Plunkett-Casement 'Ireland report': what was it and why does it matter?

The Plunkett-Casement 'Ireland report': what was it and why does it matter?

by John Gibney Introduction The 'Ireland report' was composed at some point in April-May 1915; it was a hypothetical plan for an Irish rebellion that was to take place during the First World War, geared towards a German audience. It provided details of what a potential German expeditionary force should expect...

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Plot to kill Roger Casement

Plot to kill Roger Casement

Berlin, 20 February 1915 - Sir Roger Casement has made public a letter alleging that the British government has been engaged in a criminal conspiracy to have him captured and murdered. Who was Sir Roger Casement? Casement is currently in Germany and has released to the newspapers a letter he has written...

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Sir Roger Casement detained in Berlin

Sir Roger Casement detained in Berlin

Berlin, 3 February 1915 - Reports from Berlin claim that Sir Roger Casement is practically a prisoner in Germany. His intention to travel to the United States has been thwarted by the fact that he is confident that should he leave Germany, it is highly likely he will be arrested by British...

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Roger Casement in Berlin for talks

Roger Casement in Berlin for talks

Berlin, 30 November 1914 - Sir Roger Casement has travelled to Berlin for talks with the German authorities. Sir Roger was in America when war broke out raising funds for the Irish Volunteers and it is claimed that while there, he struck a deal with the Kaiser who pledged to...

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Punching the Wind: Captain Jack White, the misfit of the Irish Revolution

Punching the Wind: Captain Jack White, the misfit of the Irish Revolution

By Ed Mulhall The withdrawal by An Post of the commemorative stamp for the Citizen Army, because of the misidentification of the Army leader Captain Jack White, is perhaps the most fitting memorial for a man who in his own term was a 'misfit' in the story of the Irish...

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Roger Casement fund for ‘starving’ schoolchildren in Connemara

Roger Casement fund for ‘starving’ schoolchildren in Connemara

A fund established by Roger Casement to raise money for the provision of school meals to children attending primary school has raised more than £630. In a letter to the editor of The Irish Independent this week, Casement recalled that he had launched the fund last May when he was...

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Roger Casement says poverty in Connemara is ‘worst in civilised world’

Roger Casement says poverty in Connemara is ‘worst in civilised world’

Roger Casement has spoken of his sorrow at the scenes of poverty and distress he witnessed on a recent visit to Connemara. Mr. Casement was knighted for reports into human rights abuses in South America and has previously written a report documenting evidence of cruelty and mutilation of natives in...

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