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Anglo-Irish Treaty signed 100 years ago

Michael McLaren

Michael is joined by Dianne Hall, Associate Professor at the University of Victoria & editor of the Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, for the history behind the Anglo-Irish Treaty which was signed 100 years ago in the early hours of 6 December 1921.

 

The Anglo-Irish Treaty, officially known as the Articles of Agreement for a treaty between Great Britain and Ireland, was an agreement between the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and representatives of the Irish Republic that concluded the Irish War of Independence.

 

It provided for the establishment of the Irish Free State within a year as a self-governing dominion within the “community of nations known as the British Empire”, a status “the same as that of the Dominion of Canada”.

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