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Michael Collins
Erse: Míceál Ó Coileáin
Michael Collins.jpg
Michael Collins in 1919
Chairman of the Provisional Government[1]
In office
Januar 1922 – 22 August 1922
Precedit bi Office created
Succeedit bi W. T. Cosgrave
Meenister for Finance
In office
2 Apryle 1919 – 22 August 1922
Precedit bi Eoin MacNeill
Succeedit bi W. T. Cosgrave
Meenister for Hame Affairs
In office
22 Januar 1919 – 1 Apryle 1919
Precedit bi New office
Succeedit bi Arthur Griffith
Teachta Dála
In office
Mey 1921 – August 1922
In office
December 1918 – Mey 1921
Constituency Cork South
Personal details
Born 16 October 1890(1890-10-16)
Sam's Cross, Coonty Cork, Ireland
Dee'd 22 August 1922(1922-08-22) (aged 31)
Béal na Bláth, Coonty Cork, Ireland  
Poleetical pairty Sinn Féin
Alma mater King's College London
Militar service
Nickname(s) The Big Fellae
Years o service 1909–22
Rank Commander-in-chief

Michael John ("Mick") Collins (Erse: Mícheál Seán Ó Coileáin; 16 October 1890 - 22 August 1922) wis an Erse revolutionar leader, Meenister for Finance o the First Dail in 1919 an Director o Intelligence for the IRA durin the Erse Weir o Unthirldom. He wis shotten an killt durin the Erse Ceevil War in 1922.

Bairnheid an youth[eedit | eedit soorce]

He wis born in Sam's Cross in Wast Cork, Ireland on 12t October 1890. He wis the youngest o aicht bairns. His faither dee'd whan the young Michael wis anely sax years auld.

Whan he wis young he developit a stark feelin o naitionalism. Whan he wis 15 years auld, he flittit tae Lunnon and bidit wi his sister while studyin at Keeng's College, Lunnon. In 1906 he jynit the Breetish Ceevil Service, an tae pass the exam he haed tae ruise the Breetish Empire. He wis than empolyit bi the Post Offish. He than jynit the Erse Republican Britherheid, a saicret Erse naitionalist society.

Politics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Pace Risin[eedit | eedit soorce]

Michael Collins wis inrowit in the Pace Risin in 1916, fechtin wi Patrick Pearse an ithers in the General Post Ofeesh, Dublin.

He wis reestit an he wis sent tae Frongoch Internment Camp. In thare his guideship shawit an efter release he becam a leadin feegur in Sinn Fein.

First Dail[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1918 he wis electit as MP for Cork Sooth. Housomeiver, as wi aw Sinn Fein MPs, he daed nae tak his seat in Westminster but set up a Pairlament in Dublin insteid. The cried the nou Pairlament Dail Eireann (Erse for Assemly o Ireland) an met in Dublin for the first time in 1919.

Erse Weir o Unthirldom[eedit | eedit soorce]

Durin the weir Collins wis keppit verra busy. He makkit a group of assassins tae kill Breetish spies, he organisit the Irish Republican Army an he wis smugglin wappens intae Ireland for the weir. He wis responsible for the creation o the Fleein Columns o the IRA. Efter the weir, Collins wis inrowit in the negotiations of the Anglo-Irish Treaty.

Anglo-Irish Treaty[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Treaty proposed the creation of an Erse Free State but that Ireland wis parteetionit Northren Ireland bade in the Unitit Kinrick. Forby, Ireland wad be a dominion o Breetain an nae independent. This wis naur passit bi 64 votes tae 57 in the Dail, an the Republicans war spleet. Michael Collins gree'd wi the treaty whilk meant he wis on the pro-Treaty side o the resultin Erse Ceevil Weir.

Erse Ceevil War an daith[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1922 the anti-Treaty IRA startit a Ceevil Weir bi occupeein the Fower Coorts in Dublin (even tho Collins wis saicretly plannin a guerilla weir agin Nothren Ireland). Collins didnae want tae stairt a weir, but the Breetish warnished him that if he didnae dae something aboot the IRA thay wad. Unner Collins the Free State troops teuk back guidal o Dublin but anti-Treaty sodgers still haudit Munster an ither auries an aw. Collins pat hissel in danger bi veesitin the Sooth o the kintra in a shottie tae negotiate a parley wi Tom Barry an Tom Hales. At the veelage o Beal na mBlath, his convoy wis attackit an he wis shotten and killt.

See an aw[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Mr. Michael Collins". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 1 Juin 2009. 

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