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How successful was Daniel O'Connell in achieving his stated aims 1823 - 1847.

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How successful was Daniel O'Connell in achieving his stated aims 1823 - 1847 In Ireland Daniel O'Connell developed a reputation for his radical political views. By the early 1920's the Irish people started to listen to O'Connell's views and he gathered a large group of supporters. Daniel O'Connell had many aims in his political career. In his earlier years of power O'Connell strived for Catholic emancipation, which would give the Catholic people the right to vote. In 1929 Catholic emancipation was passed, with much controversy. Many people still believed that the Catholics did not have the right to vote, including the King and the duke of Wellington, They warned their Conservative colleagues that here would be civil war in Ireland unless the law was changed. ...read more.


British invertors were not investing in Ireland and the Irish industries did not have the size and power to compete with the British industries. O'Connell organised a meeting to discuss the repeal of the Act of Union, three quarters of a million Irish turned up. O'Connell organised more of these meeting; they had such high turnouts that they were known as 'Monster Meetings'. O'Connell successfully created an Irish nation movement and completely changed the British view of the Irish. The British now had a certain amount of respect for the Irish and even feared and threatened their movement. O'Connell stared to have the backing of a newly formed Irish newspaper named 'The Nation'. Thomas Davis, Charles Gavin Duffy, and John Blake Dylan founded this newspaper. ...read more.


This was a huge blow to O'Connell. From just one single seat in the House of Parliament Daniel O'Connell managed to increase this to 38 seats. This was seen as a huge achievement, In conclusion we can see that O'Connell was never overly successful in his stated aims as a politician. He did successfully manage to get Catholic emancipation passed, but this was effectively cancelled out buy the raise of the voting price. He also failed to pass the repeal of the act of union. Daniel O'Connell may not have been 100% successful in his main two stated aims. However, these stated aims were merely the surface of O'Connell's goals. Daniel O'Connell created an Irish Nation movement and successfully managed to give the Irish people hope, pride, and an identity. He made the Irish people stand up and be noticed by the British. Daniel O'Connell single handily changed the way politics was run. ...read more.

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