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The proclamation of Irish Independence by Irish Republicans during the Easter Rising of 1916. The uprising was brutally crushed and several leaders were executed by British forces; however, the defeat served as a rallying cry for Irish independence, resulting in a protracted insurgency and eventual Irish independence in 1922.

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Daniel McCarthy, 1866. From the Mountjoy Prison Portraits of Irish Independence, NYPL...This fellow looks like someone I could split a fifth of bourbon with...

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Celebrating Margaret Thatcher’s Death: Is it right or wrong?

Bobby Sands aged 27, died on May 5 1981 at Longkesh prison in the North of Ireland, on day 66 of his hunger strike.

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Women's suffrage & the Irish independence movement worked side by side. The 1916 Proclamation was the first national political document to proclaim equal rights for women.

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Colourized picture of Michael Collins in his Volunteer uniform.

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The Easter Uprising, as it came to be known, was soon put down by a wave of British troops and Michael Collins was sent to a Welsh prison.

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