The Irish Revolution and how it came about

"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.

  1. HOW THE ALL-FOR-IRELAND LEAGUE BECAME A NECESSITY (1910)
  2. "A DESPERATE VENTURE" (1911)
  3. A PSYCHIC ANALYSIS
  4. THE HOME RULE LIBERAL DESTROYERS OF HOME RULE
  5. HOW "ULSTER" BECAME THE DIFFICULTY
  6. THE TWO POLICIES IN ACTION
  7. THE HOME RULE BILL OF 1912
  8. MISMANAGEMENT AND DECEIT (1912)
  9. NEITHER FORESIGHT NOR BACKBONE (1912-'13-'14)
  10. THE FIRST SHADOW OF PARTITION
  11. LORD LOREBURN'S INTERVENTION
  12. THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORLD WAR
  13. THE LAST STRAW FOR YOUNG IRELAND
  14. THE OUTBREAK OF THE WAR
  15. THE EASTER WEEK REBELLION (1916)
  16. "AN IRISH PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT"
  17. THE FINAL SURRENDER OF THE SIX COUNTIES
  18. HOW THE PLOT MISCARRIED
  19. A TALK WITH MR. BONAR LAW (1917)
  20. MR. LLOYD GEORGE'S "IRISH CONVENTION" (1917)
  21. TO TAKE PART OR NOT TO?
  22. THE DEATH OF MR. REDMOND
  23. A TRUE "NATIONAL CABINET"
  24. WAS IT STILL POSSIBLE TO RECONSTRUCT THE PARLIAMENTARY MOVEMENT?
  25. THE GENERAL ELECTION AND THE GENERAL JUDGMENT (1918)
  26. PEACEFUL SELF-DETERMINATION
  27. A PEACE OFFER THAT WAS SPURNED
  28. THE BLACK AND TANS
  29. THE TRUCE OF 11TH JULY, 1921
  30. AND AFTER?

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The Irish Revolution

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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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