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  Michael Collins (Irish leader)
Michael Collins was born in Sam's Cross, near Clonakilty in West Cork in 1890.
Michael's father, also called Michael Collins, was a member of the radical fringe republican Fenian[?] movement when he was younger, but had left the movement and settled down to farming.
Collins was recorded as being a bright and precocious child, with a fiery temper and a passionate nationalism, spurred on by a local flsmith, James Santry and later local school headmaster, Denis Lyons, a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood[?] (IRB).
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 Michael Collins (Limerick TD) - Politics.ie Wiki
Michael Collins was first elected to the Dàil as a Fianna Fáil candidate in 1997 and represented Limerick West in Dàil Eireann until 2007.
Deputy Collins paid the Revenue Commissioners over 130,000 euro in taxes, interest and penalties and resigned from the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party after it emerged he was on a list of tax defaulters.
His nephew Niall Collins, took over the seat in the Dàil in the 2007 General Election after being elected in the 1st count in Limerick West and recieved the 9th highest vote in the country and the highest vote of any of the new comers to the Dáil.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Michael Collins (Irish leader)
Michael's older sister, Helena, became a nun, and was known as Sister Mary Celestine; she was a schoolteacher in London.
Collins was a bright and precocious child, with a fiery temper and a passionate nationalism, spurred on by a local flsmith, James Santry, and later, at the Lisavaird National School, by a local school headmaster, Denis Lyons, a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB, an organization Collins would eventually lead).
Collins and Richard Mulcahy were two principal central organisers for the Irish Republican Army, in so far as it was possible to direct the actions of scattered and heavily localised guerrilla units.
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 Military History Online - Michael Collins: A Beloved Irish Patriot
Collins began to realize the time was right for Ireland to gain her independence from England when she became involved in World War I. The idea for this realization was that England was fighting to help liberate small countries and even larger countries from oppression and occupation from other countries.
Collins was still only in his twenties and he was put in charge of advertising the loan, collecting it and issuing the receipts; and yet he was directing the campaign of guerrilla warfare and headed the intelligence agency in Ireland.
Michael Collins took the initiative to set up Ireland as a free government, he wanted the government to be strong and he was willing to do almost anything to ensure that it was done as long as it was the government for the Irish people.
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 Michael Collins hero file
Collins later writes of the Easter Rising, "We grew to think of love of our land, and all that it had given us and had still to give us, and what we could make of it when it was our own once more.
Collins, who has been elected as Sinn Féin MP for Cork, is one of the 27 elected Sinn Féin members who meet in Dublin and establish the Dáil Éireann (Irish Assembly).
Collins and Griffith are appointed by the Dáil Éireann as the lead delegates to the peace talks in London.
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 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Michael John ("Mick") Collins (; 16 October, 1890 – 22 August, 1922) was an Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance in the Irish Republic, Director of Intelligence for the IRA, and member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations, both as Chairman of the Provisional Government and Commander-in-Chief of the National Army.
Michael's older sister, Helena, became a nun, and was known as Sister Mary Celestine; she was a schoolteacher in London.
Collins was a bright and precocious child, with a fiery temper and a passionate nationalism, spurred on by a local flsmith, James Santry, and later, at the Lisavaird National School, by a local school headmaster, Denis Lyons, a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB, an organization Collins would eventually lead).
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 Michael Collins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Michael Collins was born in Cork in 1890.
Collins was imprisoned in Frongoch internment camp where his credentials as a leader were further recognised by his captured comrades.
Collins and Arthur Griffith had been sent to London as the Irish delegation because DeValera knew that the ultimate aim - independence - was not attainable.
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 Michael Collins
Collin's nationalist feelings were fostered, at least in part by his sister Mary Collins; and they led him to become actively involved with the Irish Republican Brotherhood.
Collins made use of guerrilla tactics, enabling him and the members of the IRA to fight against the superior numbers and weapons of the British.
Collins' fight against the British, his attempts to end the fighting and bring independence to Ireland, and the fighting of the civil war that followed are discussed in depth.
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 Famous Irish People and historical events...Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Michael Collins was born in Cork in 1890.
Collins was imprisoned in Frongoch internment camp where his credentials as a leader were further recognised by his captured comrades.
In this supreme hour the Irish nation must, by its valour and discipline and by the readiness of its children to sacrifice themselves for the common good, prove itself worthy of the august destiny to which it is called.
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 BBC - h2g2 - Michael Collins - Irish Revolutionary Leader
Michael Collins was an Irish revolutionary leader and politician who was also actively involved in the fight for independence, and who led the pro-Treaty forces against the anti-Treaty IRA under Éamon de Valera.
Collins was arrested for his part in the 1916 Easter Rising.
Michael Collins died in an ambush on 22 August, 1922 at the age of 31.
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 Michael Collins - Biography
Michael Collins was born at Woodfield, Clonakilty, in County Cork in 1890.
Michael's own teacher, Denis Lyons, was a member of the Fenian organisation, the IRB (Irish Republican Brotherhood) and was to prove an inspirational figure.
Years later Michael Collins was to recall that, "In Denis Lyons and James Santry I had my first tutors capable of, because of their personalities alone, infusing into me pride of the Irish as a race."
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 Michael Collins' Web Page
Michael Collins declared that he was a soldier, not a politician, but the issue went to the Cabinet and was decided by de Valera's casting vote.
Michael Collins knew that a Republic that included Ulster was not possible under the present conditions, but he hoped for a boundary commission that would redraw the border to include much of Catholic Fermanagh and Tyrone in the newly created Free State.
Michael Collins knew it would be received badly in Dublin, but he decided that a step toward Irish independence was preferable to an all-out war that would ensure more bloodshed.
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 EAMON DEVALERA: AN IRISH LEADER
He was born in New York on the 14th of October in 1882 to Catherine Coll (a young Irish immigrant from County Limerick) and Juan Vivion DeValera (an immigrant of Spanish origin).
He was greatly influenced by the League and learned the Irish language whilst immersing himself in the Gaelic culture.
He created an Irish Constitution in 1937 but an Irish Republic was not declared because of the partition of the country.
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 DVD: Michael Collins : Irish Gifts at Shanganagh.com
Irish writer-director Neil Jordan followed up his surprise hit The Crying Game with this controversial biography of IRA leader Michael Collins (Liam Neeson), one of the most important political leaders of the 20th century.
Michael Collins occasionally loses focus and momentum, but is the kind of exciting historical drama that deserves to be called "sweeping." It is also one of the most beautifully photographed films in years: cinematographer Chris Menges uses color and texture to set moods and accent emotions.
The '96 release of `Michael Collins' chronicles the life and death of the famous, or infamous depending on your perspective, of the Irish freedom fighter Michael Collins.
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 Michael Collins - Ireland of the Times
Michael Collins is one of the great epics of modern cinema.
The statue to Jim Larkin, a trade Union leader and organiser of the 1913 lockout, was erected in.
The Irish leader, Daniel O'Connell, spoke against the Act at a public meeting held at the Royal Exchange in 1800.
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 Michael Collins - MSN Encarta
Michael Collins (Irish patriot) (1890-1922), Irish revolutionary, soldier, and politician, born in Clonakilty.
From 1919 to 1921 Collins organized the guerrilla warfare that succeeded in forcing Britain to sue for peace.
Collins represented Ireland in London and signed the peace treaty that brought the Irish Free State into existence.
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 Collins Goodson Michael
Michael Collins (film) - Michael Collins is a semi-fictitious film released on October 11, 1996 about Michael Collins, the Irish patriot and revolutionary who died in the Irish Civil War.
Michael Collins (author) - Michael Collins is the most well-known pseudonym of award-winning novelist Dennis Lynds, (b.
Michael Collins (astronaut) - Michael Collins (born in Rome, October 31, 1930) was an astronaut in the Gemini and Apollo space programs.
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 Cerebral Irish Leader
President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State - The President of the Executive Council (Irish: Uachtaráin na hArd-Chomhairle) was the head of government or prime minister of the 1922-1937 Irish Free State, and the leader of the Executive Council (cabinet).
Irish Parliamentary Party - In 1882 Charles Stewart Parnell, the leader of the Nationalist Party, formed the Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP), replacing the Home Rule League, as a parliamentary party with strict rules.
Frank Ryan (Irish republican) - Frank Ryan (1902, Elton, Co. Limerick—June 10 1944, Dresden) was a prominent member of the Irish Republican Army, editor of An Phoblacht, leftist activist and leader of Irish volunteers on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War.
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 Irish Political Leader
Irish Independence Party - The Irish Independence Party was a nationalist political party in Northern Ireland, founded in 1977 by Frank McManus (former Unity MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone between 1970 and 1974) and Fergus McAteer (son of Eddie McAteer, who had been leader of the Nationalist Party between 1953 and 1959).
Its opponents accused it of being the Irish Free State's equivalent of Hitler's Brownshirts and Mussolini's Blackshirts which were all members of the European fascist movement, given that Blueshirts leaders all wore Fascist-style blue-shirts and gave...
Its most prominent members were Frank MacDermott the leader of the party and James Dillon, who was the son of the last leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party, John Dillon.
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 Michael Nutter for Mayor :: Cover Story :: Philadelphia City Paper :: Philadelphia Arts, Restaurants, Music, Movies, ...
But we'll need the right leader: a leader who can assess challenges honestly and weigh solutions thoughtfully, one who can ruffle powerful feathers, win public arguments and make the right decision most of the time.
The day Nutter stood in the middle of City Council's chambers to announce his resignation and unofficially launch his campaign, a Street-friendly insider in the back of the room looked at the crowd of reporters huddled around the councilman, turned to a colleague and said, "That's his constituency." It was meant as an insult.
Michael Nutter is the exception to this rule — there's no single point to which he always returns.
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 Alan Rickman in Michael Collins
Eamon De Valera, born in New York City in 1882 to a Spanish father and Irish mother, was Prime Minister of Ireland from 1937-1948, 1951-54, and 1957-59, and President of Ireland from 1959-73.
Collins is admirably portrayed by Neeson as a man who is passionate in his beliefs, fierce in his anger, and eager to take action to gain independence for Ireland.
While Collins is the man of action, advocating the use of violence to achieve their goals, de Valera argues for the use of more traditional means.
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 Amazon.com: Michael Collins: Video: Ian Hart,Julia Roberts,Richard Ingram,Liam Neeson,Aidan Quinn,John Kenny,Ronan ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Irish writer-director Neil Jordan followed up his surprise hit The Crying Game with this controversial biography of IRA leader Michael Collins (Liam Neeson), one of the most important political leaders of the 20th century.
Michael Collins occasionally loses focus and momentum, but is the kind of exciting historical drama that deserves to be called "sweeping." It is also one of the most beautifully photographed films in years: cinematographer Chris Menges uses color and texture to set moods and accent emotions.
Michael is not able to negotiate for the independence of all of Ireland, primarily because the English wished to hold Northern Ireland where the majority of English protestant settlers had lived for generations after generations.
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 Michael Collins: Ireland's Lost Leader
By 1920, Michael was working as many hours as he could remain awake, and he had contacts everywhere.
It's true Michael could not stand laziness or waste, and he was a stickler for punctuality.
In addition, Michael possessed in extra measure keen wit, superior intellect, an abundance of energy, patriotic zeal, love of country and his fellow man, and a commitment to Ireland.
www.irelandforvisitors.com /articles/lost_leader.htm   (1435 words)

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