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The only 10 things you need to know about the Irish Civil War

Remembering Arthur Griffith, the visionary who gave his life to Irish freedom and died 100 years ago on August 12

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Richard Mulcahy, Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins. Photo: Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI

Richard Mulcahy, Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins. Photo: Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI

Allies: Éamon de Valera and Michael Collins before their political falling-out. Photo: Old Ireland in Colour/National Library/image edited by the Irish Independent

Allies: Éamon de Valera and Michael Collins before their political falling-out. Photo: Old Ireland in Colour/National Library/image edited by the Irish Independent

Sinn Féin founder and Treaty signatory Arthur Griffith. Photo: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis

Sinn Féin founder and Treaty signatory Arthur Griffith. Photo: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis

Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith on December 20, 1921, after signing the treaty. Photo: Bettmann/Corbis

Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith on December 20, 1921, after signing the treaty. Photo: Bettmann/Corbis

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Richard Mulcahy, Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins. Photo: Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI

A century ago this month, two icons of Irish history – Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith – died as a result of the Civil War.

Over the coming weeks, a number of events will take place to commemorate the Civil War.


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