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1

When did Asquith introduce the third Home Rule Bill to parliament?

April 1912

2

What was the make up of the House of Commons after the 1910 general election

272-Liberals
272-Conservative and Unionists
84-IPP

3

In the 1912 Bill, what would Westminster have more control over in Ireland compared to previous Bills?

Financial matters

4

What change was made in 1914 to the Home Rule Bill

Six Ulster counties would be excluded

5

Why was the bill delayed in 1914

The outbreak of the First World War

6

How many people signed up to the Ulster Covenant to fight Home Rule in 1912

250,000

7

Whe did the Easter Rising begin

April 1916

8

What was the Larne gun running incident?

The smuggling of 35,000 rifles and 5 million rounds of ammunition by the UVF from Germany in 1914

9

How did the King intervene to sort out the Home Rule issue in 1914?

He set up the Buckingham Palace conference with representatives of all sides, there was no agreement though.

10

Why was Asquith's 1915 coalition contaversial to many Irish people.

It only contained Unionists

11

Why couldn't the government reinforce Ulster in 1914

Many officers in the British army in Ireland refused to fight the UVF as many were Ulstermen. This was known as the Carragh Mutiny

12

What was set up in 1913 in response to the UVF

The Irish volunteers

13

When did Home Rule pass through Parliament

September 1914

14

Who were shunned from the British army

The Irish Nationalists

15

Why did the Easter Uprising fail?

Dubliners saw the rebels as traitors
There was lack of support from in Irish Volunteers
German support didn't arrive because the ammunition ship was intercepted