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An Irish Solution in View

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Category:
The Irish Independence Film Collection
Directed by:
British Pathé
Produced by:
British Pathé
Year:

1916
Duration:

1 min 20 sec
Language:
Silent

This newsreel shows Irish Parliamentary Party leader John Redmond speaking at a mass rally (1912 – 1915, location unknown). John Redmond addressed huge crowds wherever he went, informing them about the Home Rule Bill. He was considered the undisputed leader in Ireland until 1916.

Halfway through the newsreel a clip of Edward Carson is shown, who was the leader of the Irish Union Alliance and Ulster Unionist Party.

The Irish Home Rule movement was a movement that campaigned for self-government for Ireland within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. It was the dominant political movement of Irish nationalism from 1870 to the end of World War I.

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