Archive for December, 1921

December 6, 1921

Representatives appointed by Eamon de Valera of the Irish government, who include revolutionary Michael Collins, meet with representatives of the crown on this day in 1921 to sign the Anglo-Irish treaty. This officially marked the end of the Irish War for Independence. Collins, who did not support the agreement, remarked “I have signed by ownRead more..

December 5, 1921

Following the conclusion of negotiations between Irish government representatives and British government representatives, the British give the Irish a deadline to either accept of reject the Anglo-Irish Treaty. The treaty established the self-governing Irish Free State but still made Ireland a dominion under the British Crown. The treaty also gave the six counties of NorthernRead more..