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Ireland: The Struggle for Independence
|A parliament in Dublin which would look after Irish affairs
|Act of Union,1801
|this closed the parliament in Dublin. Irish MP's had to travel to London
|Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP)
|also known as the Home Rule party. Led by John Redmond
|wanted Ireland to be an independent nation
|wanted Ireland to remain under British rule. Most were Protestants
|Ulster Unionist Party (UUP)
|The political party opposed to Home Rule. Led by Edward Carson
|"Home Rule is Rome Rule"
|Unionist slogan - an argument against Home Rule
|British political party who supported Home Rule
|British political party who were opposed to Home Rule
|Parliament Act 1911
|Meant Ireland would have Home Rule by 1914. Stopped the veto of the House of Lords
|The Solemn League and Covenant
|a petition against Home Rule signed by Unionist.
|Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)
|armed group set up by unionists to fight against Home Rule
|Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC)
|the Irish police force.
|nationalists who wanted to win a completely independent Irish republic by staging a rebellion
|Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB)
|secret republican organisation who planned the 1916 Rising
|Irish Citizen Army (ICA)
|armed group set up to protect workers on strike from attack by the police. James Connolly was their leader
|Employers locked all workers who were members of trade unions out of work
|the idea that Irish people would be inspired to fight for an Irish Republic by the death of men in the 1916 Rising.
|prison camp in Wales where many Irish men were sent after the 1916 Rising.
|small political party that was incorrectly blamed for organising the 1916 Rising. Led by Arthur Griffith