Email Address:. Ireland: Topic 3. The pursuit of sovereignty and the impact of partition, During the period , what attempts were made to obtain self-government for Ireland, and to what extent were they successful? During the period , how effectively did Irish governments tackle the social and economic problems they faced? What attempts were made to promote cultural identity in Ireland, North and South?
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Please join StudyMode to read the full document. IFS was officially established on the 6th of Dec This meant that Ireland had full economic autonomy, the British army would leave the state, we would be entitled to have our own foreign policy. Although these were incrementally positive to the Ifs we still had connections with Britain that had to sustain, such as the kings representative, the general governor, the IFS government had to also swear an oath of allegiance to the king and acknowledge the king as head of state.
It also provided Northern Ireland , which had been created by the Government of Ireland Act , an option to opt out of the Irish Free State, which it exercised. The agreement was signed in London on 6 December , by representatives of the British government which included Prime Minister David Lloyd George , who was head of the British delegates and by representatives of the Irish Republic including Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith. The Irish representatives had plenipotentiary status negotiators empowered to sign a treaty without reference back to their superiors acting on behalf of the Irish Republic, though the British government declined to recognise that status. As required by its terms, the agreement was approved by "a meeting" of the members elected to sit in the House of Commons of Southern Ireland and [separately] by the British Parliament. Though the treaty was narrowly approved, the split led to the Irish Civil War , which was won by the pro-treaty side.
I will outline the initial extent of Irish independence in The Troubles in Northern Ireland erupted in A Consistent Existence The Irish troubles The Troubles they were called, were a serious of violent uprisings that took place over a period of three decades, too bring up an independent state of Northern Ireland. The cause of the unrest in Northern Ireland can be backtracked to the social and