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In 1918 the Irish people of the "South" of Ireland (mainly Catholics that were south of Ulster) set up the Dil ireann and declared it the Government of the Republic of Ireland.

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Collins was accused of being a coward and a murderer for using guerilla warfare. He was forced to "fight like a man" and execute a front-on attack on the Customs House (the IRA lost almost 80 men). The Treaty now came into being. Basically this kept the border up, Northern Ireland was still separate, and the rest was called the Irish Free State. The Irish Free State was to be a Dominion (just like New Zealand). Lloyd George requested that members of the D�il come to London to accept The Treaty. Being the political leader of Ireland, De Valera should have gone to London to accept The Treaty, but De Valera knew that The Treaty didn't offer a republic to Ireland so he sent Collins (the military leader of Sinn F�in) to London to bring back the bad news of a Dominion. Collins (along with 4 others) ...read more.

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