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    The Irish Easter Rebellion 1916

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    The 1916 Irish Easter Uprising Ever since the occupation of Ireland by the English began in 1169, Irish patriots have fought back against British rule, and the many Irish rebellions and civil wars had always been defeated. To quash further rebellion, the Act of Union was imposed in 1800, tying Ireland to the United Kingdom of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Laws discriminating against Catholics and the handling of the Irish Potato Famine of 1845-50 led to increased tension and the proposal

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    the British. The rising was a bid for independence from Britain and was led by a secret republican organisation known as the Irish Republican Brotherhood. The rising failed in the short term but the long-term effects led to the establishment of an Irish Republic. In this essay I will discuss the long and short term causes of the rising including the revival of the Irish culture and the growth of republicanism among the general public. There are many long term causes of the rising that date

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    The Easter Uprising

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    the 1890’s. The Irish were tired of the English occupation in Ireland and they were tired of the Protestant religious oppression of Catholics. So this is when Patrick Pearse and James Connolly led a band of around 1,200 Irish Nationalists on Easter Monday into a rebellion against the English, who occupied Ireland at the time. The uprising began the day after Easter, 1916. The rebels took control of the General Post Office and held out for six days. This was a great try by the Irish but it was not

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    been a problem for British governments. The failure of the Home Rule Bills under Gladstone worsened the problem. The thought of a Home Rule Bill and independence for Ireland divided the Irish population as well as the Liberal Government. Why did the Government have so many problems with Ireland? The Irish Nationalists wanted Home Rule, whereas the Unionists (mainly in Ulster but also in Southern Ireland) wanted to remain united with Britain. There were a few reasons why:  They believed that

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    and August of 1936, but soon its formation became the main work of the Comintern (the body with the responsibility of fostering the world-wide spread of Communism). Each Communist party was instructed to raise volunteers who would be sent to Spain by train or boat. Around 60% of the volunteers were Communists, but non-Communists were also welcomed. The first group of recruits came to Spain by train from Paris, and arrived at their base in Albacete, halfway between Madrid and Valencia, on the 14th of

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    The Irish War of Independence was the pride of every person from the Republic of Ireland. It represents a hard-fought freedom that was well deserved. This war took place from 1919-1921 and is a very much overlooked event in history. The dominant United Kingdom had already annexed many countries to build up their empire which included Ireland. Ireland, fed up with the Britain’s appalling leadership, asked for division from the United Kingdom. An obvious disagreement stirred up tension which led to

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    The Easter Rising of 1916

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    as 'The Irish War for Independence' and was the pivotal event in ultimately securing independence for the Republic of Ireland. For centuries, Ireland had been under English rule, the English perceiving the Irish to be barbarians who had to be tamed. The invasion by King Henry II of England in the twelfth century, the attempts by future English monarchs to colonize Ireland with English, the massacres orchestrated by Cromwell (1652), and the way the English had treated the Irish during their

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    Grandma and Grandpa

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    service, the priest announced that there would be an all-night vigil in the church for my grandpa, and they needed volunteers to sign up to stay with him in the church. I didn't think much of it, assuming that townspeople and family members would flock to the signup sheet. Apparently EVERYONE made this assumption. A contingent of my cousins went out to the bars to hold "an Irish wake" and lubricate themselves with alcohol. The residents of Wisner mostly went home to their beds. It turned out that

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    The Women's Movement in Ireland

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    his support in writing to Bean na hÉireann. In February 1909 the journal’s editorial was a response to a letter by Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, in her letter Sheehy Skeffington urged women to push for parliamentary franchise. Women had low status in Irish society in the early 1900s. They were prohibited from joining existing organisations such as The Land League, they were not allowed to own or inherit property. Women did not have the same opportunities as men when it came to education, they were

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    for him. He soon told me differently. He was on the streets again. I knew it wouldn't be long before he was back at our shelter. I have now been working at the University Lutheran Church homeless shelter for two and a half years. I began as a volunteer, working the overnight shift, and have recently taken on the position of director. I spend a lot of time running around, making sure that each guest has dinner, a towel, a dry pair of socks. I make the time to sit down, to talk with guests. We think

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