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Sources - Irish police and military


Irish police and military



National police


RIC records



Dublin police



Belfast police



Post-1922 military



Timeline of national police


1814 	Peace Preservation Force 

1822	County Constabulary
	enforced collection of Protestant Tithes from Catholics in Tithe War

1836	Irish Constabulary
	armed 
	opposed Young Irelanders
	opposed Fenians

1867	Royal Irish Constabulary
	assisted evictions in Land War
	heavy casualties in War of Independence

1922	in south, disbanded, and Gardai formed
	in north, became RUC


Timeline of Dublin police


1786	Dublin police

1836	Dublin Metropolitan Police
	unarmed
	not involved in political matters
	only 2 killed on duty in the entire 1882-1916 period
	not heavily involved in War of Independence

1925	amalgamated into Gardai



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