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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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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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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 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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Irish Women : Countess Markievicz,born Constance Georgine Gore Booth,politician,revolutionary,tireless worker with the poor and dispossessed was a remarkable woman. Born in London but shortly after moved to Lissadell,Sligo.She had a leadership role in the Easter Rebellion of 1916 and the revolutionary struggle for freedom in Ireland, for which she risked her life.The story of the Countess is one of determination,independence,idealism and self-sacrifice in pursuit of freedom for the Irish…

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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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