Archive for December 14th, 2011

December 14,

Today in Irish History: Carrickshock Incident, Saddam Hussein Capture

December 14: TODAY IN IRISH HISTORY (published by IrishmanSpeaks)

1831: In what became known as the Carrickshock Incident, seventeen people including thirteen police constables are killed in a riot following an effort to serve tithe summons on Irish peasants. Tithes were taxes imposed by England on the almost universally Catholic Irish peasants to support the protestant Church of Ireland. The so called Tithe War ranged from 1831-1836 featuring numerous instances of violence.

1921: Dail starts debating Treaty. At a private Dail Eireann session, Eamonn de Valera proposed an Alternative Treaty of Association between Ireland and the British Commonwealth to void the agreement made by Michael Collins and other treaty negotiators. In a highly charged public session Michael Collins alluded to the fact that he had been called a traitor for signing the agreement in London.

Michael Collins: Image from For the Love of Being Irish

Michael Collins image in For the Love of Being Irish

2003: “Ladies and Gentlemen, we got him” stated US Administrator Paul Bremen about Saddam Hussein. The commander of the US forces responsible for the capture is Army Col. James Hickey whose parents hail from County Sligo. Hickey’s mother owns The Irish Way gift store in Naperville, IL.

Capture of Saddam Hussein

Capture of Saddam Hussein by US troops

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