The Irish Revolution and how it came about
|Source:||The Irish Revolution | 1923 | William O'Brien|
"Rosebery's ('predominant partner') speech about convincing England in connection with Home Rule was most unfortunate and easily answered by Irishmen who might say": (and here he became earnest and very serious) "'How are we to convince you? Is it as we did by the Volunteers, by the Tithe War, when Wellington said it was yielding to Civil War, or by the Clerkenwell Explosion, which are the only means that ever have convinced England?'"—Gladstone to Sir Algernon West.
- HOW THE ALL-FOR-IRELAND LEAGUE BECAME A NECESSITY (1910)
- "A DESPERATE VENTURE" (1911)
- A PSYCHIC ANALYSIS
- THE HOME RULE LIBERAL DESTROYERS OF HOME RULE
- HOW "ULSTER" BECAME THE DIFFICULTY
- THE TWO POLICIES IN ACTION
- THE HOME RULE BILL OF 1912
- MISMANAGEMENT AND DECEIT (1912)
- NEITHER FORESIGHT NOR BACKBONE (1912-'13-'14)
- THE FIRST SHADOW OF PARTITION
- LORD LOREBURN'S INTERVENTION
- THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORLD WAR
- THE LAST STRAW FOR YOUNG IRELAND
- THE OUTBREAK OF THE WAR
- THE EASTER WEEK REBELLION (1916)
- "AN IRISH PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT"
- THE FINAL SURRENDER OF THE SIX COUNTIES
- HOW THE PLOT MISCARRIED
- A TALK WITH MR. BONAR LAW (1917)
- MR. LLOYD GEORGE'S "IRISH CONVENTION" (1917)
- TO TAKE PART OR NOT TO?
- THE DEATH OF MR. REDMOND
- A TRUE "NATIONAL CABINET"
- WAS IT STILL POSSIBLE TO RECONSTRUCT THE PARLIAMENTARY MOVEMENT?
- THE GENERAL ELECTION AND THE GENERAL JUDGMENT (1918)
- PEACEFUL SELF-DETERMINATION
- A PEACE OFFER THAT WAS SPURNED
- THE BLACK AND TANS
- THE TRUCE OF 11TH JULY, 1921
- AND AFTER?
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William O'Brien was a County Cork M.P. who participated in the negotiations for Home Rule in Ireland. In this account, first published in 1923, he provides an insight into the politics and politicians of the time - John Redmond, John Dillon, Arthur Griffith, Sir Edward Carson, Bonar Law, Lloyd George, Winston Churchill, etc. - and gives his analysis of the origins of the Easter Rising of 1916 and the subsequent Irish Civil War. From his own perspective, O'Brien was very much anti-Partition, and was evidently frustrated at the failure to give adequate reassurance to the Northern Unionists.
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