1916 - The Long Revolution by Dermot Keogh, Gabriel Doherty

By Dermot Keogh, Gabriel Doherty

Advent via Garret Fitzgerald. This e-book seeks to interpret the occasions of Easter Week 1916 because the significant defining occasion of a 'long revolution' in Irish background. The origins of the lengthy revolution lie within the moment half the 19th century, and its legacy remains to be being performed out within the first years of the twenty-first century. stated specialists on particular issues search to discover the layered household and overseas, political, felony and ethical features of this uniquely influential and debatable occasion. individuals are: Rory O' Dwyer, Michael Wheatley, Brendan O'Shea and Gerry White, D.G. Boyce, Francis M. Carroll, Rosemary Cullen Owens, Jerome aan de Wiel, Adrian Hardiman, Keith Jeffery, Mary McAleese, Owen McGee, Seamus Murphy and Brian P. Murphy.

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1916 - The Long Revolution

Advent by way of Garret Fitzgerald. This ebook seeks to interpret the occasions of Easter Week 1916 because the critical defining occasion of a 'long revolution' in Irish historical past. The origins of the lengthy revolution lie within the moment half the 19th century, and its legacy remains to be being performed out within the first years of the twenty-first century.

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The long-awaited civil war looked to be on its way. The next day Albert Ballin, the German ship owner and personal friend of the Kaiser, reported from London, where he had been sent to ascertain the political situation, that Britain’s reaction to Austria-Hungary’s ultimatum to Serbia had been very ‘mild’. 23 Undoubtedly, Ballin had the Irish crisis in mind. 25 Indeed, why should they accept the offer of a disunited United Kingdom? 26 In Britain politicians at the highest level and of all shades of opinion began to suspect that the Central Powers were taking into account the Irish crisis in the formulation of their policy.

Yet their deaths rise far above the clamour – their voices, insistent still. Enjoy the conference and the rows it will surely rise. ’2 Yet, as various diplomatic and military archives located in Berlin, Brussels, Freiburg, Paris, Rome and Vienna reveal, continental Europe was much interested in Ireland between the turn of the century and the end of the First World War. For a long time, Ireland was of interest to foreign powers opposed to England and then Britain. By occupying her they believed that the British would have to surrender.

This upset the population but also shocked Prime Minister Herbert Asquith who informed French that he was ‘a little surprised and perturbed by the drastic action of shooting so many of the rebel leaders’. 66 Again, French’s remark makes perfect sense if he had been informed by Hall or simply if he saw the execution of republican leaders as a perfect way to rid Ireland of disloyal elements. But how had the French and the Austro-Hungarians reacted to the Rising in Dublin? Colonel Artus de la Panouse, the French military attaché in London, reported that it was obvious that Germany’s plan was to divert more British troops to Ireland, troops that would be better used on the front line.

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