What county was John Redmond born in?
How did Redmond become interested in politics?
He saw Parnell speaking at an event and became inspired.
His father was killed by the IRB, and he felt obliged to avenge him.
His father was a Home Rule MP.
His father was a Conservative MP.
What year did he get elected, and for what county?
1870, Co. Waterford
1883, Co. Donegal
1880, Co. Waterford
1881, Co. Wexford
What did he do in the years 1883 and 1884?
He joined the IRB.
He toured Australia and the USA.
He toured Europe.
He went to parliament.
What faction did Redmond become leader of after Parnell's death in 1891?
The United Irish League
Later that year, he was elected as MP of Waterford, beating Michael Davitt. How long did he hold this position for?
The rest of his life
What was the largest of the three anti-Parnellite groups from 1891-1900?
Healyites, led by Tim Healy
The United Irish League, led by William O'Brien
The anti-Parnellites, led by John Dillon.
How many seats did the Parnellites win in the general election of 1892?
What years did John Redmond take place in the Recess Committe?
What goals did Redmond have?
To show that they could be independent from the Catholic Church
To improve relations with the Catholic Church
To get Irish protestants to support them
To reduce tensions with Anglo-Irish landlords
Why did the Home Rule leaders unify?
The centenary of the 1798 Rising inspired them to get over their petty differences
Tenants were becoming more and more radical and violent, inspired by the United Irish League
They were worried about getting expelled from parliament.
They were worried about constructive unionism.
After uniting, with Redmond the leader, the Home Rule Party won the 1900 elections.
What did the new Home Rule Party focus on?
All of the above
The United Irish League was dismantled by the united Home Rule Party
The Home Rule Party took an active role in issues outside of Irish ones
Redmond shared the views of the Radicals in his party
When was the Land Conference held?
Everyone was happy about the Wyndham Land Act
What was the relationship between Redmond and Dillon?
They were enemies and rivals.
Distrusting that evolved to mutual respect
Friends that evolved to rivals and enemies
Dillon was opposed to co-operating with unionists.
When the Devolution Scheme was proposed to John Redmond in 1904, what was his reaction?
He criticized the scheme outright.
He supported it fully.
He supported it, but withdrew support when Dillon opposed it.
He gave no opinion on the scheme.
It was clear that Redmond had to suppress his more conservative views in order to maintain Dillon's support.
O'Brien resigned from the party as he was unhappy with Redmond.
What organisations were Joseph Devlin in charge of?
The United Irish League (1903)
The Ancient Order of Hibernians (1905)
The Protestant Orange Order (1900)
Sinn Féin (1903)
What year did the Liberals return to government?
Home Rule was seen as an irritating and time-consuming issue that caused a diversion.
A series of reforms (4) were introduced to benefit Ireland....
The Evicted Tenants Act, 1907
The Old Age Pensions Act, 1908
The Ashbourne Land Act (1908)
The Balfour Land Act (1909)
The Universities Act (1908)
The Birrell land Act (1909)
Augustine Birrell and James Bryce were the new Chief Secretary and Under-Secretary for the Liberal Party.
The Irish Council Bill was based on the 1904 Devolution Scheme
After the failure of the Irish Council Bill, what happened to the Home Rule party?
Support fell away and they were attacked by Sinn Féin.
They continued to be supported by Irish people.
People turned on them and attacked them.
They were shut down by the British government.
In 1909, tension was building between the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Many laws of the Liberals were blocked by the Lords, and people were unhappy.
Why did David Lloyd George need to introduce a tough budget to raise £16 million?
He needed to compete with the German navy
He needed to cover the costs of the old age pensions
There was a recession
There was to be a royal wedding.
How did Redmond handle the Budget Crisis?
He threatened to support the Conservatives if he didn't get Home Rule
He supported the Liberals but told the Conservatives that he would support them if he got Home Rule
H.H. Asquith declared that the Liberals would introduce Home Rule in December 1909.
Home Rulers had the balance of power in 1910
The Parliament Bill wanted to abolish the House of Lords
What was announced on 11th April 1912?
Home Rule was to be passed
Asquith was retiring
World War 1 had broken out
Why was Redmond happy with the Third Home Rule Bill?
It was based off Gladstone's previous bills.
It proposed Home Rule for all of Ireland.
Ireland would receive its own parliament.
The Crown would not be represented in Ireland
When was the Home Rule Bill passed?