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

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

A map of the British Empire in 1921 when it was at its height, just before the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921

A map of the British Empire in 1921 when it was at its height, just before the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921

Signing Anglo-Irish Treaty 1922

Signing Anglo-Irish Treaty 1922

Anglo-Irish Treaty 1921

Anglo-Irish Treaty 1921

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…

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…

Signing the Anglo-Irish Treaty, 1921. Left to right: Griffith, Duggan, Childers (standing), Collins, Gavan Duffy, Barton and Chartres.

Signing the Anglo-Irish Treaty, 1921. Left to right: Griffith, Duggan, Childers (standing), Collins, Gavan Duffy, Barton and Chartres.

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: 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.

‘Secret’ Anglo-Irish Treaty of 6 December 1921 now online

‘Secret’ Anglo-Irish Treaty of 6 December 1921 now online

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.

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.

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