Ireland - Research Article from Governments of the World

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History

One of the more significant dates in Irish history is May 1, 1169, when the Normans invaded Ireland. Two years later, when the Norman/English King Henry II (1133–1189) was made Lord of Ireland in 1171, this marked the beginning of a period of English rule that was to last until 1922. Numerous insurrections occurred throughout the centuries against this domination, but because they were not popular widespread uprisings and because the Irish factions could not unite as they had done in 1014, when they defeated the Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf, their rebellions were all crushed. On Easter morning of 1916 insurgents took to the streets of Dublin in a failed attempt to begin the revolution. What became known as the Easter Rising resulted in the rise to prominence of Sinn Féin (meaning "we ourselves"), initially a minority movement which did not take part in the uprising but which...

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