Historian Donal Fallon and creator of the Three Castles Burning podcast joined On The Record with Gavan Reilly to discuss.
This week, the make-up of the British Empire shifted somewhat - with the birth of the Republic of Barbados.
A century ago this week however, the shifting make-up of that Empire concerned….us. As the Anglo-Irish Treaty was being trashed out, a vicious media war was playing out in the press in these islands.
To some journalists, it was a disgrace that men like Michael Collins were sitting at the table of high politics,while the Dáil sent press secretaries and more to try and win the ear - and influence - of the British mainstream press.