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on Jan 23, 2009
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Home rules returned to northern Ireland (the DUP shares power with Sinn Fein.)
The IRA ordering an end to the armed campaign
good Friday peace agreement
Growing unrest in the north - British troops were sent to maintain order
The Irish Civil War was a conflict that accompanied the establishment of the Irish Free State as an entity independent from the United Kingdom within the British Empire.
A treaty divided Ireland into:
-Northern Ireland (Ulster) Remained a part of the UK
-The Irish Free State (Eire) Became an independent country
1 million people starved to death. English landowners did nothing to help the peasants.
By 1790 90% of the land in Ireland was owned by English nobles to whom the catholic peasants had to pay.
The Penal Laws in Ireland refers to a series of laws imposed under British rule that sought to discriminate against Roman Catholics and Protestant dissenters in favour of the established Church of Ireland.
Protestant king William of orange defeated a catholic army.
Protestant settlers established a colony in Ulster
Englands first colony was Ireland. King Henry VII was the first king to bring all of Ireland under british control