Michael   Collins

Michael Collins


Born
in Sam's Cross, near Clonakilty, County Cork, Ireland
October 16, 1890

Died
August 22, 1922

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Michael Collins was a politician and soldier who was a leading figure in the struggle for Irish independence in the early 20th century. Collins was an Irish revolutionary leader, politician, Minister for Finance, Director of Information, and Teachta Dála (TD) for Cork South in the First Dáil of 1919, Adjutant General, Director of Intelligence, and Director of Organisation and Arms Procurement for the IRA, President of the Irish Republican Brotherhood from November 1920 until his death, and member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations. Subsequently, he was both Chairman of the Provisional Government and Commander-in-chief of the National Army. Collins was shot and killed in an ambush in August 1922 during the Iri ...more

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A Path to Freedom

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In Great Haste: The Letters...

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Michael Collins' Own Story

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Michael Collins: In His Own...

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Michael Collins: Some Origi...

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“Where courage and judgement are equally required a clever coward is better than a stupid hero.”
Michael Collins

“[These]were the legitimate acts of self-defense which had been forced upon the Irish people by English aggression... We did not initiate the war, nor were we allowed to choose the battleground.”
Michael Collins

“The Treaty is already vindicating itself. The English Die-hards said to Mr. Lloyd George and his Cabinet: ‘You have surrendered’. Our own Die-hards said to us: ‘You have surrendered’. There is a simple test. Those who are left in possession of the battlefield have won.”
Michael Collins, A Path to Freedom