The Irish Civil war, which began in June 1922, remains one of the most tumultuous periods in Irish history. Following the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, and the setting up of the Northern Irish parliament, the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty in December 1921 compounded partition not only on the island of Ireland, but throughout Irish society as communities were divided into the pro-treaty and anti-treaty camps. This conflict caused unprecedented disruptions in a newly independent Ireland, but ultimately the Irish Free State which emerged in the Inter-war period was one of the most stable new democracies in Europe.
The event will be opened by Mr Breifne O'REILLY, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the Council of Europe.
Speakers for the event include:
- Dr Anne DOLAN, Associate Professor in Modern Irish History, Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, member of the Observatory’s Scientific Advisory Council;
- Dr Alan McCULLY, Honorary Fellow at University of Ulster, member of the Observatory’s Scientific Advisory Council;
- Ms Frances MOSS, Senior Post-Primary Inspector, Department of Education, Ireland and Vice-Chair of the Observatory’ Governing Board;
- Mr Gerard O’SULLIVAN, Acting Director, The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment
- Mr Daniel CAMPION, Team Leader, Department of Education Support Services, Ireland Junior Cycle for Teachers
- Ms Marion ABALLEA, Associate Professor of History and Lecturer in Contemporary History, University of Strasbourg
The event will also be broadcast online, you can watch the event through the following link: https://vmeeting.coe.int/k8/771111144601/join
Full programme of the event here.
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