Michael Collins - An Irish rebel

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IRISH LEADER
New York-born Eamon DeValera lead the Republic.

 

IRISH NATIONALIST
Padraig Pearse used Irish identity to fight the British.

 

PARLIAMENTARIAN
Charles Stewart Parnell fillibustered for the Revolution.

 

NATIONALIST AND ORATOR
Robert Emmet's short, dramatic life left a mythic mark.

 

THE TROUBLES
The Easter Rising was a key event leading to Irish self-government.

 

The British Prime Minister, Lloyd George, eventually compromised and offered a partition of Ireland and a 'Free State'. Collins and Arthur Griffith had been sent to London as the Irish delegation because DeValera knew that the ultimate aim - independence - was not attainable.

The resultant civil war that broke out between the pro-treaty and anti-treaty factions was bloody indeed but Collins defeated his former comrades-in-arms only to eventually have his own life taken in an ambush in Cork in 1922.

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Irish rebel Michael Collins
Irish rebel Michael Collins