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Irish Eire [to it are related the poetic Erin and perhaps the Latin Hibernia], island, 32,598 sq mi (84,429 sq km), second largest of the British Isles.
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Gaelic, Eire, republic (2015 est. pop. 4,700,000), 27,136 sq mi (70,282 sq km). It occupies all but the northeastern corner of the island of Ireland in the British Isles. (For physical geography and history to 1922, see Ireland.
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Irish Free State

a former name for the (Republic of) Ireland (1921--37)
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The focus of the discussion is on the actions taken in furtherance of institution-building and the policies enacted by the Irish Free State in the realms of law and order, the creation of the Irish public service, health and social warfare, education and the Irish language, finances, agriculture and land, fisheries, foreign policy, trade and industry, and communications.
1921: Irish independence was granted for the 26 southern states, which became known as the Irish Free State.
7 WITH the creation of the Irish Free State in 1922, the office of Lord Lieutenant was abolished.
Her great uncle, Michael Collins, was a national historic figure and a key player in establishing the Irish Free State.
From the founding of the Gaelic League in 1893 to the creation of the Irish Free State in 1922, the Gaelic League's purpose increasingly became intertwined with politics as those who promoted an Irish Ireland and those who promoted Home Rule often viewed their goal as one in the same, namely, an Ireland free from English influence.
More than seven million men, women, and children left Ireland for overseas destinations in the century between the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 and the formation of the Irish Free State in 1922.
That, in the Irish Free State in the 1920s, with the British garrison gone and women (from 1923, women over twenty-one) having the franchise, the actual incidence of "sexual immortality" was seen to be increasing--and this despite the Legion of Mary's vigorous attacks on Dublin's prostitution industry.
In addition, the partition of Ireland into two states in 1920--Northern Ireland with a majority Protestant population and the Irish Free State, later the Republic of Ireland, dominated by Catholics--has led to a partitioned historiography that has not generally produced integrated studies of the two states or the institutions that crossed the border.
A certain amnesia, and at times sectarian animus, also developed in the Irish Free State, and later the Republic of Ireland, about men who had served and died in British uniforms.
Ken Loach's new film, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, seeks to illuminate and educate about the root cause of the trouble--the creation of the Irish Free State in the early 1920s.
The legends and myths surrounding the man who virtually created the Irish Free State single-handedly still influence Irish life.
Let s just say that she was alive when Ireland, homeland of her father and mother, threw off the shackles of Great Britain and became the Irish Free State.

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