Robin Adams

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University of Oxford
Robin Adams

Shadow of a taxman: how, and by whom, was the Republican Movement financed in the Irish War of Independence, 1919-21?

I am very grateful to the Economic History Society for its award of a PhD Bursary in 2017-18. The bursary was a huge help in the writing-up stage of my thesis, which investigates the funding of the Republican government during the Irish War of Independence (1919-21). It also allowed me to produce a chapter for publication in an edited volume. Part of D. Kanter & P. Walsh (eds.,) Taxation, Politics and Protest in Ireland, 1692-2016 (Palgrave, 2019), the chapter explores the defection of tax collectors in Ireland, from the British government to the Irish Republic, before the latter gained either international recognition or territorial integrity.