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- The Gaelic league was founded by Douglas Hyde and Eoin Mac Neill.
- Foundation of the Irish Agricultural Organisation Society by Horace
- William O'Brien's United Irish League founded.
- Irish Local Government Act set up elective county and district councils
- Reunion of the Home Rule Party under the leadership of John Redmond.
- Death of Queen Victoria.
- Edward VII became king.
- Wyndham Land Act introduced.
- Sinn Fein set up by Arthur Griffith.
- Liberals return to power in Britain.
- Birrell's Land Act increased the money available under the Wyndham
Land Act for Land Purchase.
- Two general elections fought in Britain on the issue of the House
- Home Rule party hold the balance of power.
- Carson became the leader of Irish Unionists.
- Death of Edward VII
- George V king of England.
- Parliament Act passed that abolished the veto power of the House of
Lords. Bills can only be delayed for 2 years.
- Third Home Rule Bill introduced into the House of Commons, due to
become law in 1914.
- Solemn League and Covenant signed throughout Ulster.
- Formation of the Ulster Volunteer Force to resist Home Rule.
- Irish Citizen Army founded to defend workers during the General Strike
and Lockout that began in August.
- Irish Volunteers founded in response to the Ulster Volunteers.
- Curragh Mutiny revealed the depth of sympathy for the Unionist cause
among officers in the British army in Ireland.
- U.V.F. land arms at Larne
- Buckingham Palace conference failed to solve the impasse over Home
- Irish Volunteers land arms at Howth.
- World War One broke out.
- ome Rule was shelved until the end of the war.
- Irish Volunteers split.
- Military council of the I.R.B. formed (future signatories of the 1916
- I.R.B. decided on a rebellion, planned for Easter Sunday.
- Rising began on the 24th of April with the seizure of buildings in
the centre of Dublin.
- Rising ended five days later and the main leaders were executed.
- Massive change in public opinion
- Count Plunkett (father of executed 1916 leader) won the Roscommon
- Irish Convention met to try and solve the Home Rule issue. Boycotted
by Sinn Fein.
- De Valera elected leader of Sinn Fein in October.
- Redmond died. Succeeded by John Dillon as leader of the Home Rule
- Threat of conscription united all of Nationalist Ireland in opposition.
Sinn Fein got the credit for defeating its introduction.
- General election in December resulted in a massive victory for Sinn
- January- first meeting of the Dail and the War of Independence started
- September - Dail Eireann declared illegal.
- January: Black and Tans formed
- June Sinn Fein win local council elections
- November "Bloody Sunday"
- December: Government of Ireland Act set up a six-county parliament
for Northern Ireland and a parliament for the South. Ignored in Southern
Ireland and the violence continued.