11th July 1921

British Army and IRA agree Truce

With the cost of the War of Independence increasing and pressure from international statesmen and the British public, the British government were under pressure to come to an agreement with Sinn Féin.

The truce brought the War of Independence to an end. Once the truce was agreed negotiations began on a permanent solution between the British government and Sinn Féin.

War of Independence
Peace vigil: groups of women and youths saying the rosary outside the Mansion House, Dublin.
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