Feature Female Spies in the Irish War of Independence Women played a minor role in the Easter Rising of 1916. But they became crucial intelligence agents in the Anglo-Irish War. Kate Schaefer | Published in History Today Volume 68 Issue 8 August 2018 To continue reading this article you will need to purchase access to the online archive. Buy Online Access Buy Print & Archive Subscription If you have already purchased access, or are a print & archive subscriber, please ensure you are logged in. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any problems.