Irish Instigator for Independence
I made you wait seven minutes, you made us wait seven hundred years. Michael Collins (1890-1922): beloved son, devoted Irishman, postal clerk, champion of the Easter Rising of 1916, spy for the Irish Brotherhood, and creator of the guerilla tactics, was the sole influential mediator at the turn of the century when adversity between Ireland and Britain was its peak. In the tenth century, foreign conquerors penetrated the rocky shores of Ireland and for over seven centuries Ireland was under the British yoke of oppression. During the 1790’s, under Theobald Wolfe Tone, Irish citizens intensified in their fight for freedom. The theory of Tone was Irish nationalism, though it has many prominent Protestant supporters, has in modern times been a nationalism which expresses the aspirations of the Catholic people of Ireland. As Ireland entered into the twentieth century, the agitation had reached new heights and new leaders came forth, bringing with them their ideas for freedom. Daniel O’Connell focused on Catholic political rights, Charles Stuart Parnell took up the cause for peasantry and Irish independence, Michael Collins led a wave of terrorist attacks as part of the Irish Republican Arm
Under Cosgrave, many anti-treaty rebels were put in prisons andor shot. y strategy, and Eamon De Valera became the prominent political leader of Sinn Fein and the first president of the independent Irish Republic. The IRB planned to appropriate the Dublin General Post Office; the plan, however, was flawed. The Normans sailed across the sea from Wales. Mercy and truth preserve the king, and by loving kindness he upholds the throne. The surefire formula for placing a leader among the greats has three elements: a good man, a great country, and a great issue. The division of Ireland was scarcely mentioned during the Dail debate on the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921. The Dail voted to approve the treaty by a vote of sixty-four to fifty-seven, but De Valera was opposed, and a bitter disagreement between pro- and anti-treaty forces caused a deep rupture in the ranks of the IRA. From the latter half of 1921 until his death in 1922, Collins and Kiernan exchanged more than three hundred letters and became engaged. 18 Danish and Norwegian invaders penetrated the shores of Ireland in the tenth century. Although the British had an abundance of arms, the Irish people"tms knowledge of the countryside made up for the lack of arms. Strongbow captured Dublin for Macmurrough and married his daughter. In 1915, Collins began to feel the tension that was growing in Ireland and knew that he had to go home to help in the fight that was about to commence. Upon accepting the terms the British had offered, Collins and Griffith set out to convince the Dail Eireann to accept as well. After the loss of the secret service and continuous guerilla attacks, the British took a desperate action and sued for a truce.