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Michael Collins

Michael Collins was an Irish revolutionary, soldier, and politician who was a leading figure in the early-20th-century Irish struggle for independence. From Cork, he was Chairman of the Provisional Government of the Irish Free State from January 1922 until his assassination in August 1922.

Meeting of the 2nd Dáil, at Dublin’s Mansion House, August 1921. Many members of the public attended. Picture courtesy of the National Library of Ireland Gallery

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