Reluctant team sent to negotiate treaty for Ireland

The Anglo-Irish treaty results from a conference held in London from October 11 to December 6 to determine how “Ireland’s association with the community of nations known as the British Empire can be best reconciled with aspirations. Irish nationals ”. The Irish delegation was finalized at a Dáil cabinet meeting on September 4.

Arthur griffith (1871-1922) was chairman of the delegation and, at 50, its oldest member. An advanced nationalist veteran, he had made his mark as an editor, journalist, activist and politician. He had apprenticed as a printer, before becoming a copywriter for publications whose Nation and the Independent Irish Daily. He spent two years as a journalist in South Africa and returned to Ireland in 1898 to become editor of the United irish after that Sinn Féin, Scissors and Dough and Nationality.

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