Book Review

Cathal Brugha: The complex man behind the fanatical revolutionary caricature

Daithí Ó Corráin and Gerard Hanley’s exhaustively researched and engaging biography reveals an intelligent, but ultimately flawed figure in Irish history

Eamon de Valera and Cathal Brugha seen here minutes after rejecting the Peace Treaty in 1921. A year later, Brugha died after being shot by Free State troops. Picture: Irish Film Archive