Essay question total marks available: 35 approximately 10 minutes planning time approximately 45 minutes to write your answer a typical question will read like this: how far would you agree that the rise of sinn féin in 1918 was solely due to british government policy in ireland after the outbreak of the first world war. Sinn féin was of little importance until the easter rising in dublin (1916), after which it became the rallying point for extreme nationalist sentiment, referred to as republicanism the unequivocal demand by sinn féin's leader, eamon de valera, for a united and independent ireland won the party 73 of the 105 irish seats in. Perhaps if you post this message, many americans will now understand why sinn fein bears direct responsibility for the ira's refusal to decommission its weapons i have for a long time been fascinated by the conflict and its consequences and have decided to do an essay on the conflict between ira and the brits. 1916 sinn fein gained huge popularity between 1916 & 1918 due to the executions of the rebels in 1916 some of the leaders had been freed from prison in 1917, after which they became candidates for sinn féin in the 1918 election (eamon devalera & wt cosgrave) british government dubbed the 1916 rising the. The rising had long lasting effects it led to the rise of sinn fein and the decline of the home rule party this was the beginning of the separation of ireland after the rising the unionists were convinced that there could be no compromise with whom they considered traitors in the south the british mistakenly associated sinn.
Most of the members did fight for england, but a small minority followed strict sinn fein policy and refused to fight this group was in favor of neutrality they joined with the labour citizen army and together formed an effective anti-british fighting force eamon devalera was part of this group (tom ireland ireland past. Pre 1916, sinn fein rather than a fully established political party was known more as an umbrella term to label the various types of extreme nationalists in ireland therefore, their rise to prominence in the 1916-18 period marked, most notably, by their success in the december 1918 general election was extremely quick. On 28 november 1905, arthur griffith first presented his 'sinn féin policy' he declared that the act of union of great britain and ireland in 1800 was illegal.
Is everyone expecting home rule to come up as the sources for this paper my teacher told us to focus on that and for the essay easter rising 1916 and sinn fein as either will be up if home rules sourcessee moresee less i think civil war or the anglo irish war will come up as an essay but home rule is. Was the 1916 rising a coup or a sacrifice what were the main identity problems facing ulster unionism by 1914 were the rise of sinn fein and the decline of the irish parliamentary party traceable to the same causes does the extension of the franchise under the 1918 representation of the people act. The rise of sinn féin sinn féin, as a political entity, was founded on 28th november 1905 at the first annual convention of the national council based on policies he had previously written about in the resurrection of hungary (1904), arthur griffith presented a detailed programme that would be later published as.
The situation changed after the easter rising of 1916 griffith steered clear of the rising to the disapproval of hardliners including michael collins, who set about reorganizing sinn fein as a militant republican party griffith stood aside to allow eamon de valera to be elected as sinn fein's president and in 1918 the party won. Handout handout - the rise of sinn fein 1918 general election website with detailed results of 1918 general election in ireland 1918 general election article on the rise of sinn fein article from dr fearghal mcgarry, queens university the rise of sinn fein sample essay what were the factors that contributed to the. The key is to organise information into neat, discrete blocks that can be used to build all manner of essays on any topic you choose so, for an essay entitled the rise of sinn féin, for example, here are two blocks of information that i have in my notes and could put together to build the essay: 1 early sf.
The easter uprising had more than just one or two effects, it had dozens that went on for years and years the executions, the rise of sinn fein, the anglo-irish war, and the treaty were just a few examples of how an event that was very short in time gave years of lasting effects for not just the irish but for the british as well. This linked inextricably arthur griffith's party, which supported non-violent measures with the rising this was because sinn fein members like sean mcdermott also took part in the rising although initially unpopular, after the executions of the leaders, huge sympathy was garnered for those who took part in the rising.