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The Machinery of Murder

New Hibernia Review / Iris √Čireannach Nua, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Autumn, 2002), pp. 73-91


'Disposable men' were operatives the detecive force of the RIC, founded in 1847. They were specially selected from regional forces and could be 'disposed of' in a number of ways by their superiors - hence the name. Here we learn about who these men were, why they were selected and the kind of duties they carried out. 

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