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  • Irish Trade Unions
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    The 1913 Lockout was the culmination of several years of political organisation and agitation among the unskilled working class, carried out primarily through the Irish Transport Workers Union. The ITGWU had been founded by Larkin in 1909 specifically as a union of the unskilled, long deemed ' by the official trade union movement. The open militancy of the ITGWU was a new departure in the history of the Irish trade union movement and the organisation grew rapidly, from 4,000 members in 1911 to 1...
  • Yeats's Position On Irish Nationalism
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    'Easter 1916'The 1916 Easter Rebellion spoke to the heart of Irish nationalism and emerged to dominate nationalist accounts of the origin and evolution of the Irish State. The decision by a hand- full of Irish patriots to strike a blow for Irish independence mesmerized the Irish people in its violent intensity and splendor. According to Richard Kearney, author of Myth and Terror, suddenly everything was dated 'Before or after Easter Week'. The subsequent executions of the sixteen rebel leaders b...
  • Kind Of Home Rule For Ireland
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    The Irish problem was very serious to the Liberal government. Ireland was almost in a state of civil war and probably would have ended up in civil war had World War One not begun when it did. Militant groups armed themselves and the country was split over the issue of home rule. Unionists were dedicated to remaining a part of the United Kingdom while Nationalists were strongly in favour of an Irish republic which was independent of the United Kingdom. Each group had support and each group was ar...
  • 1913 Irish Nationalist Members Of British Parliament
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    The years leading up to the Easter Rebellion in Ireland in 1916 were marked by significant political, cultural and military developments. The Easter Rebellion was a complete failure but without it, Ireland might never have been free from British Rule. Conflict between Ireland and Britain commenced in 1169, when Henry II attempted to invade Ireland and was unsuccessful. In the centuries that followed the British made many attempts to take control of Irish lands to build a superior empire. During ...
  • Irish Nationalist Party
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    1.1. 0 Revolutionary Nationalists (period of time: 1790-1919) The Revolutionary Nationalists were the first people to begin the fight for independence. They were influenced by the revolutions in America and France at the end of the 18th century. There ordinary people had overthrown their kings and set up governments which gave equal rights to everyone. Revolutionary Nationalists thought that Ireland also needed a new system. This new system the revolutionary nationalists demanded was supposed to...

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