Pro-Treaty Free State Army, or National Army, led by Collins and Griffith vs. Anti-Treaty Irish Republicans (mostly IRA, led by DeValera)
Civil War Ends?
Pro-Treaty side wins
Fianna Fail is founded by DeValera?
Emerged from split in Sinn Fein over Treaty. F.F. refused to accept legitimacy of Free State or Dail, and aimed to republicanize the Republic
DeValera becomes Prime Minister of Irish Free State-Fianna Fail enters Dail?
Initially, Fianne Fail refused to take oath, but eventually dismissed it as 'an empty formula' an entered Dail.
DeValera bans the IRA?
Initially, Fianna Fail was friendly with IRA, but then IRA killed a landlord''s agent and shot at police.
Now called Eire, more Catholic, more sovereign. Douglas Hyde 1st President
World War II Begins?
Republic of Ireland Act-State of Eire declares Independence?
December 21. Repealed External Relations Act of 1946
Republic of Ireland Act comes into force?
Ireland joins United Nations?
IRA luanches Border Campaign?
Against targets of northern Ireland. Aim of overthrowing British rule there, and creating a united Ireland. The campaign was a military failure. No support from Nationalists, and further alienated Unionists in Northern Ireland.
DeValera becomes president?
Time of Economic Expansion and Development
Sean LeMass Prime Minister?
JFK visits Ireland for the first time?
Anglo-Irish Free Trade Agreement?
Beginning of 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland?
In Northern Ireland, IRA splits?
Unionist Government of N. Ireland introduces internment without trial for suspected Republicans?
Dublin given official consultative role in goerning N. Ireland.
Mary Robinson becomes President?
Resigned from Labor Party after support of Anglo-Irish Agreement. Said it was unfair to Ulster Unionists.
Decade of the Celtic Tiger?
Rapid economic growth. Young, educated, English-speaking. Also marked by Cultural Revival