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  • Ireland The Great Famine

    simple things such as potatoes can be such a devastating thing to engulf a nation. This is of course the Great Hunger, also known as the Great Famine. It was one if not the most devastating events in Irish history. Costing Ireland an estimated 800,000 lives to hunger , and even more emigrating out to other nations. Though this number does not stack up to other tragedies in size, this made up roughly 10 percent of the population alone, not accounting for those who had left. But what did the loss of the potato crop do to Ireland. Potatoes started in Peru when the Spanish discovered them, they proceeded to bring the back to Europe and that’s where…

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  • Psychological Trauma In Ireland

    The word negligence is etymologically derived from the latin neglegere, literally meaning "not to pick up something.” In this scenario what the British Empire weren’t picking up was the welfare of the Irish people, something that seemed like a straightforward responsibility given the trouble they went through to reign in Ireland and establish the Act of Union in 1800. An example of this is shown clearly in Paddy’s Lament describing the British extraction of food and supplies from Ireland made…

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  • British Rule In Ireland

    Ireland Ireland, under British rule was a very mistreated and violent country. They are better off now, without the rule of the English Crown. Ireland, before Britain came into the picture, did not have a true leader for the country. The country was not even claimed by a big civilization like Britain and Rome for over a thousand years. Once Britain gained their rule over Ireland, over time the Irish society was severely affected and their land was stolen. The colonist and the Irish were violent…

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  • The Troubles In Northern Ireland

    The Troubles began because Northern Ireland was divided between the Protestant unionists and the Roman Catholic nationalists. The unionists wanted to remain part of United Kingdom while the nationalists wanted to join the Republic of Ireland. The Catholic in Ireland felt discriminated against by the Protestant majority who made up most of parliament. The conflict began in 1968 and ended in 1998. First, Irish people rioted against British rule, and eventually parted from them creating the…

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  • The Fighting Ireland Research Paper

    The Fighting Irish Ireland is a country built on war. Throughout its history, it has been conquered, divided, won and lost wars. Even today, the island remains separated into two parts, one belonging to the Republic of Ireland and the other a member of the United Kingdom. The most substantial factor early on was the religion and today the clash between the north and the south is on economic issues. The north, which is part of UK, fairs better economically than the south, which is the…

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  • Reconciliation In Northern Ireland Essay

    Northern Ireland conflict After getting its independence from Britain, Ireland remained united with England, Wales as well as Scotland. When talking of the conflict in Northern Ireland, the division between Catholics and Protestants cannot be omitted. Historically, the Irish nation is a catholic nation. However, the citizens in North Ireland have ancestors who were Protestant immigrants from England and Scotland. Therefore, the conflict stems up as a result of a split population with differing…

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  • The Easter Rising In Ireland

    During the beginning centuries in which the whole of Ireland was owned and governed by Britain, political issues were raised from the way in which Britain treated the people of Ireland and furthermore used them only to profit for the motherland of England. The British government boldly put forward governed acts against the Irish working people; these acts were established throughout the 17th century. The way in which the British government drove their proposed acts on Ireland made it harsher for…

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  • The Easter Rising: The Rise Of Ireland

    united Great Britain and Ireland into the United Kingdom. This meant that there would be no Irish parliament and Ireland would be represented in Westminster , many attempts were made to counter this , such as Home Rule. Home Rule was basically an idea that Ireland should have its own parliament…

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  • Eamon De Valera Influence On Ireland

    “The Ireland which we have dreamed of would be the home of a people who valued material wealth only as the basis of a right living, of a people who were satisfied with frugal comfort and devoted their leisure to the things of the spirit” one author said (Hennessy). This couldn’t be more evident than through the life of Eamon de Valera, the most important person in Ireland history. Ironically, Ireland wasn’t his birthplace, as you would assume; instead, de Valera was born and raised in The…

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  • Conflict In Northern Ireland Essay

    Explain to what extent conflict in northern Ireland has now been resolved. Thy Good Friday agreement Northern Ireland has been subject to much conflict throughout the 20th century, the Good Friday agreement of April 10th 1998 was the latest attempt at bringing peace to the troubled nation. Its aim was to set up a power sharing assembly to govern Northern Ireland, by cross community consent; so essentially, Ireland could run itself again. It was reached after two years of talks, because the key…

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