Irish and Ulster Volunteers

 

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John Redmond was leader of the Irish Parlimentary Party from 1900 to 1918. The Party sought independence for Ireland by peaceful means. They wanted ‘Home Rule’.

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Edward Carson, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party opposed Home Rule.

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The Ulster Volunteers was a militia founded in 1912 to block Home Rule for Ireland.

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The Irish Volunteers was set up in 1913 by Irish nationalists in response to the Ulster Volunteers.

 

 

 

 

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