Committee Name: Royal Irish Constabulary
Organ: United Kingdom National Security Apparatus (UKNSA), 1918
Undersecretary-General: Georgina Kenchington
Deputy Undersecretary-General: Charlotte Phillips
Chair and Crisis Manager: Arisa Herman and Aaron Baum
The Topic Abstract for this committee can be accessed here.
For a more in depth explanation of this coordinated crisis organ, please see this attached explanation here.
A Letter from the Chair
Welcome to the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC)! This committee forms the Irish arm of the British armed police, separate from the unarmed civic Irish police force. More so than the civil police, the RIC had military elements that with a rigid rank structure, barracks, and carbines. During our time together, you will be tasked with reacting to the various crises that occur as Ireland and the United Kingdom are thrown into civil war. The Irish Republican Army throughout the war made a point of targeting British government forces, including the British police, and singling them out in devastating attacks. The position also became increasingly stigmatized as RIC members were seen as traitors by republicans and local populations. The RIC became seen as a symbol of the British oppression within Ireland. In this committee, you will be forced to deal with the IRA attacks, increasingly resentful local populations, mass desertion, dissent within the ranks, abuse of power, treachery, and much more.
I look forward to a fast-paced committee and a weekend of excellent debate, creative solutions, collaboration, and cunning strategy. I can’t wait to meet you all and please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.
Chair, Royal Irish Constabulary