Unsurprisingly not long after she arrived in Ireland Aileen’s activities attracted the attention of the Irish police and eventially even military intelligence. Using never before seen archives this podcast follows O’Brien’s life up until the summer of 1936.

Her strange and intriguing life is an insight into far right activism in 1930s ireland and explains why many Irish people supported the fascist coup in Spain in July 1936.

Partisans is created by myself Fin Dwyer and Stewart Reddin.

Logo design – Keith Hynes

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