Two interesting vidoes from an interview with Emmet Dalton in the seventies shortly before he died in 1978. One of the more impressive republicans he won an MC in France with the British Army. He was with Collins when he died.
Some interesting points. That Collins would have survived the ambush if he had taken Daltons adice and drove through the Ambush. That the 1916 Dublin uprising was a mistake as it was doomed to fail. That by the time of the July 1921 truce, the IRA was on its uppers and they couldn't have continued for much longer.
I also liked the part that when he went with the Free State Army to take over barracks from the British Army, the British were unfailingly polite. The one blip was when they went to raise the Tricolour in the Curragh camp they found that the British had greased the flagpole.
He also states that he feared for his life when he went to the Auxiliares depot. They also found that the Auxiliares had cuts holes in all the blankets that were handed over.