Five-part drama concludes on Sunday and will be available to UK audiences in March

IRA gunmen queasy about violence, a British soldier with a conscience, strong female characters and some nasty nuns – Ireland’s war of independence has been given a makeover.

Resistance, a glossy RTE television drama that blends real and fictional characters, has shone a contemporary light on the guerrilla campaign led by Michael Collins that helped overthrow British rule in what became the Republic of Ireland a century ago.

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