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.

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.

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.

The proclamation of Irish Independence by Irish Republicans during the Easter Rising of

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.

Michael Collins (Irish revolutionary leader, financial minister,Director of Intelligence of the IRA) He was key in the Irish War of Independence and tried to work with England and it's Parliament to achieve such. In the Irish Treaty which he signed it made Ireland a free state

Michael Collins, was an Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance and Teachta Dála (TD) for Cork South in the First Dáil of Director of Intelligence for the IRA, and member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations.

1916 100 Years of Irish Independence : From the Easter Rising to the Present (Hardcover) (Tim Pat

1916 100 Years of Irish Independence : From the Easter Rising to the Present (Hardcover) (Tim Pat

One of the most famous images in Irish history: the proclamation of an Irish Republic handed out at the start of the Easter Rising, 1916.

One of the most famous images in Irish history: the proclamation of an Irish Republic handed out at the start of the Easter Rising,

#OTD in 1943 – Death of suffragist, trade unionist and Irish independence activist, Winifred Carney, in Belfast. – Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

#OTD in 1943 – Death of suffragist, trade unionist and Irish independence activist, Winifred Carney, in Belfast. – Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

oooOOOOPS! -Starbucks Forgets That Whole Irish Independence Thing, Asks Country About Its British Pride - The Consumerist

-Starbucks Forgets That Whole Irish Independence Thing, Asks Country About Its British Pride - The Consumerist

Michael Collins – Four myths surrounding the death of the Irish independence leader

Michael Collins – Four myths surrounding the death of the Irish independence leader

Irish Independence, Ireland 1916, Michael Collins, The Irish, Revolutionaries, Easter Rising, Dublin, Michael O'keefe, 16 October

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...

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

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.

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.

Bobby Sands aged 27, died on May 5 1981 at Longkesh prison in the North of Ireland, on day 66 of his hunger strike.  ps Only after the 10 men had died, did maggie thatcher give them their demands.....

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

On May Bobby Sands (right) died on hunger strike at Long Kesh prison. He had begun the strike on March in protest over the removal of political status for IRA prisoners.

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