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Strongbow landed near-present day Waterford in August 1170 with 1000 men. They attacked and defeated the Viking city of Vadrefjord (Waterford), thereby breaking the treaty with O'Connor. Mac Murchada kept his word to Strongbow and gave him his daughter Aoife as wife, and thereby Strongbow became heir to Leinster's throne. Strongbow's men then went north, attacked and defeated Dublin expelling its Norse leader, Lord MacTorkil, in a boat.


Michael Collins, was an Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance & Teachta Dala (TD) for Cork South in the First Dail of 1919, Director of Intelligence for the IRA, & member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations. Subsequently, he was both Chairman of the Provisional Government & Commander-in-Chief of the National Army. Throughout this time, he was also President of the Irish Republican Army. Collins was shot & killed in August 1922.


Eamon de Valera (centre) strongly opposed the 1922 Anglo-Irish Treaty that brought about the partition of Ireland.


Michael Collins ("The Big Fella") A leader of the Irish Rebellion. Director of Intelligence during the rebellion and later led the Irish Delegation in negotiations with the British to enact the Anglo-Irish Peace Treaty. Assassinated in 1922 during the Irish Civil War - he was 32 years old.


The news of Collins's death was a traumatic shock. During the Anglo-#Irish War (1919-1921) he led the IRA and was a member of the unofficial Irish government.


On January 7, 1922, the Dáil passed the Anglo-Irish Treaty by a vote of 64 to 57. As a result Saorstát Éireann, the Irish Free State, was born.

Michael Collins (Irish Revolutionary Leader and Minister for Finance) signs the Anglo/Irish Treaty amidst a delegation of Irish and British officials at 22 Hans Place London on December 6th 1921. [563x419px]

The Anglo-Irish Treaty: Pros and Cons

The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed in London on 6 December 1921 and is an agreement signed by both parties (Great Britain and Ireland). Description from I searched for this on