Curragh incident

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A mutiny at the British military centre on the Curragh plain near Dublin. In 1914 the British commander there, General Sir Arthur Paget, on the instructions of Colonel Seely, the Secretary of State for War, informed his officers that military action might be necessary against private armies in Ulster. Officers with Ulster connections were to be allowed to “disappear” or resign. Such an action, threatening army discipline, brought about the resignation of many British army officers, as well as of Colonel Seely.

Subjects: Regional and National History.

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