Saddam Hussein – Acrimonious Treaty Debate – Carrickshock Incident

December 14: TODAY in Irish History:

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bearded Saddam Hussein after capture

Bearded Saddam Hussein after capture led by Colonel James Hickey

Snippets of Irish History by Conor Cunneen IrishmanSpeaks 

Conor is a Chicago based Motivational Humorous Business Speaker, Author and History buff.

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1831: Rioters Kill 13 Police – The Carrickshock Incident

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.

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Read: Lecture on Carrickshock Incident by Dr. Gary Owen

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1921: Dail Eireann Debates Treaty

Dail starts debating Treaty. Major disagreement arose between Michael Collins and Eamonn De Valera as to the power of the plenipotentiaries (negotiators) to conclude a treaty.  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.

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READ: Treaty Debate

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Late 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 signed by Michael Collins and other treaty negotiators.

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READ: De Valera’s Proposed Alternative Treaty

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Michael Collins the big fella

Michael Collins illustration in For the Love of Being Irish

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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.

Colonel James Hickey

Capture of Saddam Hussein
Capture of Saddam Hussein by US troops

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SEE: More pictures of Hussein capture

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