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  • Purpose Of The Irish Republican Army (IRA)

    and nationalists from English oppression. A prominent example can be observed in Bloody Sunday in 1972, which caused the Irish Republican Army to return with more violence by detonating many bombs, to the extent that 130 civilians were injured and 9 people killed in Bloody Friday. [4] Disgust at violence towards English civilians by PIRA by less extremist parties that were increasing in number and the growing concept that neither side could win with a sustained campaign of violence caused political wings to wrest control compared to PIRA. In 1994, peace talks began between the PIRA and the English government, only for the ceasefire to be broken in 1996. Political peace party talks and voting started in 1996. The violence continued until Sinn Fein, the IRA's political ally, accepted the Mitchell Principles and formally renounced violence as it took its place in talks on Northern Ireland's future and urged the PIRA to cease violence. The process of disarmament started from 1998 onwards with generally steady progress being made except for lone individual attacks. [5] 1.2 Rationale: In present literature, an opinion on whether the PIRA, was justified based on the original aims of the IRA and the eventual outcomes of the PIRA's actions in order to determine if the PIRA was actually a success or a failure is actually missing. This research hence aims to analyse the aims and sectors of impact to determine if the PIRA was actually justified so as to prove if the PIRA was a failure…

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  • Eamon De Valera Influence On Ireland

    treaty was passed by a narrow margin in the Dail and de Valera resigned as president," a writer stated (Eamon De Valera). By resigning as president, de Valera was not deserting his country. On the contrary, he was showing his chauvinistic attitude towards the almighty Brits and their despicable treaty. Because de Valera is a patriot, he would not fold in the midst of battle. After all, he had a winning mentality and never backed down from the British. In the hope that he could acquire…

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  • The Plough And The Stars And A Star Called Henry

    The Easter Rising began on Easter Monday, 24th of April 1916, and lasted for six days. The Easter Rising was an insurrection against British rule in Ireland and took place in Ireland's capital city, Dublin. The Easter Rising of 1916 is believed to be the most compelling single event in modern Irish history. The number of plays, novels and poems centred around the Easter Rising are endless. For the purpose of this essay I will discuss how the Easter Rising is represented in both Sean O' Casey's…

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  • Easter Rising Research Paper

    sports and request your support to secure exemption of the Gaelic Athletic Association, which is a voluntary organisation not conducted for profit of players or promoters". While this petition was being brought to the attention of the British Government and the MPs in the House of Commons, the GAA, especially the association in Dublin agreed to recognise the writ of the House of Commons to legislate for Ireland. However, it became clear within a week that the reaction in Britain to this…

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  • The Easter Rising: The Rise Of Ireland

    unconditionally surrendered in order to prevent the further loss of civilian life. Public opinion changed greatly due to how the British dealt with the aftermath of the rising. Almost 3,500 arrests were made , many were innocent and had no part of the rebellion , many were sent to British Internment Camps and 90 were executed, this included the 7 signatories of the Proclamation. Men like Michael Collins and Eamonn de Valera went to these internment camps, de Valera escaped execution due to his…

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  • The Sniper Symbolism

    ”The Sniper” was published during the Irish civil war (January 1923) by the republican Liam O’Flaherty. It takes place as night falls in Dublin. Shots eccho. A young Republican sniper lies on a rooftop. He lights a cigarette; risks revealing himself. Instantantly, a bullet hits the parapet, behind which he hides. A car approaches and halts down the street. A woman appears from a side-street. She speaks with the driver and points to the sniper. Without thinking, he shoots the driver, and the…

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  • Reconciliation In Northern Ireland Essay

    Historical case studies in reconciliation. Background to the 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…

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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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  • 20th Century Ireland Conflict Analysis

    Evaluate to what extent the competing ideologies in 20th century Ireland could cause conflict. Firstly, contrasting ideologies are likely to cause conflict due to the differing nature of their key features. A key factor still contributing to the tension prevailing in Ireland today is the contrasting placement of loyalty between Unionists and Nationalists. Ulster Unionist, who comprise almost exclusively of Protestants, place their loyalty to the British government and have demonstrated their…

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  • King John Lackland

    King John of England, also known as John Lackland, was born either in late 1166 or early 1167 at the Tower of London. He was the youngest son of Eleanor of Aquitaine and King Henry II, the latter controlling a ‘territory that stretched from the pyrenees in the south of France to the very borders of Scotland’. His father held considerable claims of territories at the time, and was part of a Royal House known as the Angevins. Due to the size of his controlled lands, they collectively became known…

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