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Sexual assault and fatal violence against women during the Irish War of Independence, 1919–1921: Kate Maher’s murder in context

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dc.contributor.author Breathnach, Ciara
dc.contributor.author O'Halpin, Eunan
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-11T11:10:47Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-11T11:10:47Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/10771
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract At the height of the Irish War of Independence, 1919–1921, 45-year-old Kate Maher was brutally raped. She subsequently died of terrible wounds, almost certainly inflicted by drunken British soldiers. This article discusses her inadequately investigated case in the wider context of fatal violence against women and girls during years of major political instability. Ordinarily her violent death would have been subject to a coroner’s court inquiry and rigorous police investigation, but in 1920, civil inquests in much of Ireland were replaced by military courts of inquiry. With the exception of medical issues, where doctors adhered to their ethical responsibility to provide clear and concise evidence on injuries, wounds and cause of death, courts of inquiry were cursory affairs in which Crown forces effectively investigated and exonerated themselves. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher BMJ en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Medical Humanities;0, pp.1–10
dc.subject military court martial en_US
dc.subject Kate Maher en_US
dc.title Sexual assault and fatal violence against women during the Irish War of Independence, 1919–1921: Kate Maher’s murder in context en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1136/medhum-2021-012178
dc.contributor.sponsor IRC en_US
dc.relation.projectid 2017/32 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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