Ireland History

Ireland History

  • Submitted By: RiccI
  • Date Submitted: 02/28/2009 10:36 PM
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Questions for internet competition
1. The currency in Ireland is Euro and in the UK it`s Pence

2. The Irish flag is green white and orange striped. The British one is dark blue with red and white crossbred stripes.

3. St. Patrick was Christian missionary and is the patron saint of Ireland. He died on the 17th March. This day is now the national holiday called St. Patrick’s Day. Saint Patrick used a shamrock to explain about God. The shamrock, which looks like clover, has three leaves on each stem. Saint Patrick told the people that the shamrock was like the idea of the Trinity – that in the one God there are three divine beings: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The shamrock was sacred to the Druids, so Saint Patrick’s use of it in explaining the trinity was very wise.

4. 1921, Sinn Fein formed in 1918 First Dáil, the first Irish parliament. The Britain banned this regime and released the British-Irish civil war. The issue of it was “The Anglo-Irish Treaty“, which lasted until 1923, and the independence of Ireland.

5. Politics
a. Éamon de Valera: Gründete Sinn Fein
b. Gerry Addams: Leader of Sinn Fein now
c. Cathal Brugha: Minister for Defence in the 1st Dáil
d. Gerit Fitt : First leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party
e. Henry Grattan: 18th century defender of Irish parliamentary independence and opponent of the Act of Union
f. Arthur Griffith: President of Dáil Éireann (Jan-Aug 1922) & 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty delegation leader
g. Douglas Hyde: Founder Gaelic League, first President of Ireland
h. Thomas Johnson: First Labour Party leader
i. Jim Kemmy: Founder of the Democratic Socialist Party
j. Mary McAleese: IRA chief, minister (1948-51),lawyer and founder member of Amnesty International
k. David Trimble: Former First Minister of Northern Ireland and leader of the Ulster Unionist Party

6. Ireland is a parliamentary representative democratic republic. Mary McAleese is the head of the state. The United Kingdom is a...

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