Officers and men of the Royal Irish Constabulary, RIC, in the 19th Century

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Officers and men of the Royal Irish Constabulary, RIC, in the 19th Century
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Illustration by William Barnes Wollen (1857–1936) from Cassell's Century Edition History of England, pub circa 1901. Info from wiki: The Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC, Irish: Constáblacht Ríoga na hÉireann; simply called the Irish Constabulary 1836–67) was the police force in Ireland from the early nineteenth century until 1922. A separate civic police force, the unarmed Dublin Metropolitan Police, controlled the capital, and the cities of Derry and Belfast, originally with their own police forces, later had special divisions within the RIC In consequence of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the RIC was disbanded in 1922 and was replaced by the Garda Síochána in the Irish Free State and the Royal Ulster Constabulary in Northern Ireland.

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