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Email address. By signing up, you agree to our Privacy Notice. This manifesto declared that "a closing of ranks all round is necessary" to prevent "the greatest catastrophe in Irish history.
In this spirit and with the organising efforts of moderates on both sides the Collins-de Valera "Pact" was created. A referendum on the Treaty was also planned but it never took place.
The Pact elections on 16 June therefore comprise the best quantitative record of the Irish public's direct response to the Treaty.
The results were pro-Treaty 58 seats, anti-Treaty 35, Labour Party 17, Independents 7, Farmers party 7, plus 4 Unionists from Trinity College, Dublin.
Six days after the Pact elections, Sir Henry Wilson was assassinated on 22 June in broad daylight on the steps of his London home by a pair of London IRA men.
A British Army field marshal , Wilson had recently resigned his commission and been elected an MP for a constituency in Northern Ireland.
He had a long history as one of the chief British leaders opposing Collins in the Irish conflict. At that time Wilson had served as military advisor to the Northern Ireland government led by James Craig , in which role he was seen to be responsible for the B-Specials and for other sources of loyalist violence in the north.
The debate concerning Collins' involvement continued in the s, when a number of statements and rebuttals on the subject were published in periodicals.
These were re-printed with additions in Rex Taylor's book Assassination: the death of Sir Henry Wilson and the tragedy of Ireland. Participants in that discussion were Joe Dolan, Florence O'Donoghue, Denis P.
Kelleher, Patrick O'Sullivan and others. The death of Sir Henry Wilson caused a furor in London. Lloyd George, the prime Minister sent a letter to Collins saying that the 'ambiguous position' of the Provisional Government with regard to the IRA in the Four Courts could no longer be tolerated.
They ordered Nevil Macready commander of the British garrison still in Dublin, to attack the Four Courts, whose republican garrison they blamed for the shooting of Wilson.
Collins himself was in Cork at the time of the crisis. President Arthur Griffith and military officer Emmet Dalton met with British official to discuss 'the continued occupation of the Four Courts by the Irregulars under Rory O'Connor'.
On June 27 they arrested anti-Treaty IRA officer Leo Henderson as he was enforcing the Belfast Boycott by seizing cars.
These two developments led to the Provisional Government's 27 June order serving notice on the Four Courts garrison to surrender the building, their arms and release O'Connell, that night or face military action "at once".
Collins' position in this conflict was extraordinary indeed. A majority perhaps of the IRA he had helped lead in the War of Independence, were now ranged against the Provisional Government, which he represented.
In addition, the force which by the will of the electorate he was obliged to lead had been re-organised since the Truce. Formed from a nucleus of pro-Treaty IRA men, it had evolved into a more formal, structured, uniformed National Army that was armed and funded by Britain.
Many of the new members were World War I veterans and others who had not fought on the nationalist side before. Collins' profoundly mixed feelings about this situation are recorded in his private and official correspondence.
Artillery was provided to Richard Mulcahy, as Minister for Defence and the Free State Army by the British for the purposes of attacking the Four Courts.
Emmet Dalton , an Irishman who had served in the British Army and the IRA, who was now a leading Free State commander and close associate of Collins, was placed in charge of it.
The Four Courts surrendered after three days of fighting. Heavy fighting broke out in Dublin between the anti-Treaty IRA Dublin Brigade and the Free State troops.
Much of O'Connell Street suffered heavy damage; the Gresham Hotel was burned and the Four Courts reduced to a ruin. Still, under Collins' direction, the Free State rapidly took control of the capital.
By July anti-Treaty forces held much of the southern province of Munster and several other areas of the country. At the height of their success, they administered local government and policing in large regions.
That July, Collins set aside his title as Chairman of the Provisional Government to become Commander-in-Chief of the National Army. However, according to Charles Townshend, he became 'a kind of generalisimo, combining military and political supremacy.
Griffith had no desire or capacity to dispute the day to day conduct of government with him and while Mulcahy had great administrative capacity, he deferred to Collins as a strategist and thinker'.
Roughly two weeks after Cork city had been taken by Provisional Government forces, Collins travelled there to attempt to seize large sums of money that the anti-Treaty Republicans had lodged in various banks, under the account of the Land Bank.
There is also considerable evidence that Collins' journey to Cork in August was made in order to meet republican leaders with a view to ending the war.
Collins also conducted a series of meetings, regarding the possibility of peace talks in Cork on 21—22 August De Valera was present there, however, Michel Hopkinson writes that 'there is no evidence that there was any prospect of a meeting between de Valera and Collins.
Collins' personal diary outlined his proposals for peace. Republicans must "accept the People's Verdict" on the Treaty, but could then "go home without their arms.
We don't ask for any surrender of their principles". We do not want to mitigate their weakness by resolute action beyond what is required".
But if Republicans did not accept his terms, "further blood is on their shoulders". In August , it seemed as though the Civil War was winding down.
The Free State had regained control of most of the country, and Collins was making frequent trips to inspect areas recently recovered from anti-Treaty forces.
His plan to travel to his native Cork on 20 August was considered particularly dangerous, and he was strenuously advised against it by several trusted associates.
County Cork was an IRA stronghold as much of it was still held by anti-Treaty forces. Yet he was determined to make the trip without delay.
He had fended off a number of attempts on his life in the preceding weeks and had acknowledged more than once, in private conversation, that the Civil War might end his life at any moment.
On several occasions, Collins assured his advisors "they won't shoot me in my own county," or words to that effect.
On 22 August Collins set out from Cork City on a circuitous tour of West Cork. He passed first through Macroom then took the Bandon road via Crookstown.
There they stopped at a local pub named 'Long's Pub', now known as The Diamond Bar ,  to ask a question of a man standing at the crossroad.
The man turned out to be an anti-Treaty sentry. He and an associate recognised Collins in the back of the open-top car. As a result, an ambush was laid by an anti-Treaty column at that point, on the chance that the convoy might come through again on their return journey.
By then most of the ambush party had dispersed and gone for the day, leaving just five or six men on the scene.
Two were disarming a mine in the road, while three on a laneway overlooking them, provided cover. A dray cart, placed across the road, remained at the far end of the ambush site.
The Irregulars in the laneway opened fire with rifles on the convoy. Emmet Dalton ordered the driver of the touring car to 'drive like hell', but Collins said 'no, stop and we'll fight 'em' and jumped from the vehicle along with the others.
Collins first took cover behind the low grass bank bordering the road but then jumped up and ran back along the road to begin firing with his Lee Enfield rifle from behind the armoured car.
The Vickers machine gun in that car had also been firing at the attackers but then stopped because a badly-loaded ammunition belt caused it to jam.
Apparently, to get a better view of the laneway, Collins left the protection of the armoured car and moved even farther back along the road.
Now standing in the open, he fired a couple of shots and as he was once more working the bolt of his rifle he was struck in the head by a bullet fired by one of the ambushing party — Denis "Sonny" O'Neill, a former British Army sniper.
Collins was the only fatality sustained in the ambush, although another member of his party suffered a neck wound. After he was shot the fire from the ambushing party quickly fell off and they withdrew from the scene.
Collins was found, face down, on the roadway. One of his men whispered an Act of Contrition into his ear, but Collins was clearly dead.
He was lifted into the back of the touring car with his head resting against the shoulder of Emmet Dalton. The convoy cleared the dray cart obstruction and resumed its journey to Cork.
The lengthy time the convoy took to cover the twenty miles back to Cork City was because many of the roads were blocked and the convoy had to travel across muddy fields and through farms to circumnavigate the obstacles, all in darkness.
At times, when the vehicles became bogged down, members of the convoy had to carry Collins' body on their shoulders. The touring car eventually had to be abandoned because of mechanical trouble.
There was no autopsy. Collins' field diary was taken by General Emmet Dalton who had been with him during his tour of the south.
The body was first presented at Shanakiel Hospital in Cork, a small military establishment, and then shipped around the coast to Dublin where it was laid out in St Vincent's Hospital Dublin.
From there it was removed to the City Hall beside Dublin Castle where it was laid in state. Numerous questions remain about the events surrounding the death of Collins because the only witnesses to his death were the members of the Free State Army convoy and the anti-Treaty ambushers.
As no two stories match and participant statements from both sides are contradictory and inconsistent, unanswered questions linger about what happened that day.
The man generally believed to have fired the fatal shot, Denis "Sonny" O'Neill,  was a former officer from the Royal Irish Constabulary who served as a sniper in the British Army during the First World War , joined the IRA in and had met Collins on more than one occasion.
O'Neill remains a mysterious figure because of the contradictions in his biography: such as serving in the British Army but then joining the IRA.
He provided them with information concerning the Igoe Gang that worked for the British Army Intelligence Centre. Twenty years after Collins' death, the Irish State granted O'Neill a Captain's military pension in the s.
Collins received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He currently works as an aerospace consultant. Michael Collins was born on October 31, in Rome, Italy, where his father, United States Army Major General James Lawton Collins, was stationed.
After the United States entered World War II, the family moved to Washington, D. Albans School. During this time, he applied and was accepted to West Point Military Academy in New York, and decided to follow his father, two uncles, brother and cousin into the armed services.
In , Collins graduated from West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree. He joined the Air Force that same year, and completed flight training in Columbus, Mississippi.
Instead, with the reluctant agreement of his cabinet, de Valera assembled a team of delegates to go in his place.
The team was headed by Vice-President Arthur Griffith with Collins as Deputy. The negotiations resulted in the Anglo-Irish Treaty which was signed on 6 December In it, a new state was agreed upon, called the " Irish Free State ".
The agreement made an all-Ireland state possible. The six-county region in the northeast could opt out of the Free State if they wanted to.
If this happened, an Irish Boundary Commission was to redraw the Irish border. The Irish Free State was established in December , and as expected, Northern Ireland opted to remain part of the United Kingdom proper.
Although it was not the republic he was fighting for, Collins concluded that the Treaty offered Ireland "the freedom to achieve freedom.
When he signed the treaty, he said "I have signed my own death warrant. The only exception was the later COS of the IRA Liam Lynch.
Second, the contents of the Treaty were bitterly disputed. De Valera and many other members of the republican movement did not want Ireland to be a dominion of the British Empire.
They did not like the symbolism of having to give a statement of faithfulness to the British king. The dividing of Ireland between the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland was not as controversial.
One of the main reasons for this was that Collins was secretly planning to launch a guerrilla war against the Northern State.
In the early months of , he had sent IRA units to the border, and arms and money to the northern units. In May—June , he and IRA Chief of Staff Liam Lynch organised an attack of both pro- and anti-treaty IRA units along the new border.
This offensive was officially called off under British pressure on 3 June and Collins issued a statement that "no troops from the 26 counties, either those under official control [pro-treaty] or those attached to the [IRA] Executive [anti-treaty] should be permitted to invade the six county area.
He also remained Minister for Finance of Griffith's republican administration after de Valera stepped down. In the months leading up to the outbreak of civil war in June , Collins tried to heal the split in the nationalist movement and prevent civil war.
This Pact was agreed without Griffith's knowledge and he opposed it as a potential betrayal of the Treaty. For a time it appeared that a split would occur in the pro-Treaty ranks but Griffith relented realizing that Collins held all the power.
His friendship with Collins did not survive. Westport Books. To try and find a compromise, Collins proposed that the Free State would have a republican constitution, with no mention of the British king.
In this role he organised the hugely successful Dail loan which financed the republican government. Collins is most famous for his leadership of the republican military campaign against Britain the War of Independence through the Irish Republican Army IRA.
He directed a group of gunmen tasked with assassinating British agents whose campaign culminated on 21 November with the killing of 14 British officers in Dublin.
In the day of violence that followed, British forces opened fire at a Gaelic football game, killing When a truce was agreed with Britain in July , Collins and de Valera were the two most powerful men in republican Ireland.
Collins led the Irish delegation at the peace conference in London which resulted in the Anglo-Irish Treaty of December On July 16, , Collins was launched to the Moon in the Apollo 11 mission with commander Neil A.
Armstrong and lunar module pilot Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the Moon in the lunar module Eagle on July 20 while Collins remained in the command module Columbia , circling the Moon at an altitude of 97— km 60—75 miles.
On July 21 Armstrong and Aldrin rejoined him, and the following day the astronauts left lunar orbit. They splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on July The three astronauts spent 18 days in quarantine to guard against possible contamination by lunar microbes.Michael Collins was killed in an ambush in Co Cork on August 22, Getty Images An hour by hour look at Irish revolutionary Michael Collins and the events that lead to his death on August View the profiles of people named Michael Collins. Join Facebook to connect with Michael Collins and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power. Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War. Michael Collins, (born October 31, , Rome, Italy), U.S. astronaut who was the command module pilot of Apollo 11, the first crewed lunar landing mission. Michael Collins is a biographical period drama film written and directed by Neil Jordan and starring Liam Neeson as the Irish revolutionary, soldier, and politician Michael Collins, who was a leading figure in the earlyth-century Irish struggle for independence. Michael Collins war ein Führer des Irischen Unabhängigkeitskampfes, ein Mitglied der Delegation, die den Anglo-Irischen Vertrag aushandelte, von Januar bis zu seiner Ermordung Vorsitzender der provisorischen Regierung sowie Oberbefehlshaber. Michael Collins (irisch Micheál Ó Coileáin; * Oktober in Clonakilty, County Cork; † August in Béal na mBláth, irisch für Mund der Blumen nahe. Michael Collins (* Oktober in Rom, Italien) ist ein ehemaliger US-amerikanischer Astronaut. Er war Pilot der Kommandokapsel von Apollo 11 und. Für die Briten war Michael Collins der meistgesuchte irische Terrorist – für die Iren ist er bis heute ein Nationalheld. Als Stratege im Untergrund baute er die.