1921: Eamon de Valera, Arthur Griffiths and party colleagues following negotiations for the formation of the Irish Free State.Anglo-Irish Treaty correspondence released in eBook Communications between Michael Collins, Eamon de Valera and others involved in the negotiations are now available on Kindle and iPad.
1921: IRISH FREE STATE DECLARATION The Catholic Irish Free State is created as a self-governing dominion of Britain and the Anglo-Irish treaty is signed.Signing The Anglo-Irish Treaty - Topical Press Agency/Getty Images
Anglo-Irish Treaty - The Anglo-Irish Treaty was agreed to end the 1919-1921 Irish War of Independence between the Irish Republic and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The treaty provided for a self-governing Irish state, having its own army and police. The Treaty also allowed Northern Ireland (the six north-eastern counties – Fermanagh, Antrim, Tyrone, Londonderry, Armagh and Down – where the majority population was of the Protestant religion) to opt out of the new state and…
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.
Early this morning I signed my death warrant" the Anglo Irish Treaty was Signed #OnThisDay 1921 #IrishHistory