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  1. Have more Celtic languages flourish to the present day

    For a more recent POD you could have Hugh O'Neill win the Nine Years War, the war was a very close-run affair OTL until the Irish screwed up badly at the Battle of Kinsale by organising a poorly prepared attack at the urging of the Spanish garrison when they had the English army surrounded and...
  2. AHC: Ireland not dominated by FG and FF

    Historically Irish politics were dominated by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, with the Labour Party sometimes backing or going into government with one of the two (usually FG), until the 1990s. With a POD of 1922, can Ireland become a more multipolar democracy earlier? Potential opportunies for this...
  3. UK offer to Ireland 1940

    I find it extremely unlikely Ireland would remain in the Commonwealth (especially long-term) if the British were to break their agreements for the transfer of NI or at least some territory. It should be remembered that while the Irish government was covertly pro-Allied, both Éamon de Valera and...
  4. what happen to ireland in the world of nazi victory ?

    The IRA's left wing became marginalised during the 1930s due to Irish society's vehement anti-socialism in that period (Irish communists often could not even organise without being assaulted by angry mobs) and the Republican Congress debacle leading to many left-wing IRA members leaving or being...
  5. what happen to ireland in the world of nazi victory ?

    The IRA asked O'Duffy to join the organisation OTL during WW2 (though O'Duffy declined) and he attended a protest against American troops being based in Ireland alongside two former IRA Chief of Staffs. It's unlikely O'Duffy will be part of any collaboration government (too irrelevant at this...
  6. what happen to ireland in the world of nazi victory ?

    Eoin O'Duffy was politically irrelevant by WW2, it's highly unlikely he would be in charge of a puppet regime. As others suggested it's likely a collaboration government would be composed of the IRA (which was far right leaning at the time) and collaborationist members of the Irish government...
  7. Irish approach towards an Catholic british rulership.

    The problem is that the English saw the Irish as an inferior culture even before they converted to Anglicanism, something often forgotten is that Mary I in spite of being a Catholic settled English colonists in Ireland just as her successors did. Even James II of Jacobite fame revealed a very...
  8. An Irish victory at Kinsale?

    Hugh O'Neill and Hugh Roe O'Donnell suggesting crowning Philip II (the current thinking of the time was that the Irish were originally from Spain, Irish people in exile were given citizenship in Spain for centuries because of this) and Albert VII, the Archduke of Austria, so Ireland would likely...
  9. An Irish victory at Kinsale?

    The Nine Years War was extremely close-run and expensive for the English while they had much of Ireland under their control and many Irish nobles on their side or going with whoever seemed more likely to win, reconquering an Ireland completely separated from English control would be a much more...
  10. Napoleon invades Ireland in 1798

    According to the Count de Las Cases, one of Napoleon's regrets was invading Egypt in 1798 instead of Ireland. What if he had done so? He would've had the benefit of local support from the United Irishmen and being seen as a liberator by the Catholic population of Ireland (Fun fact: "The Wearing...
  11. Crises in a no ww2 world

    The IRA and the Abwehr did actually cooperate OTL (though without much success) and the ideology of the IRA and many of its leading members at the time were influenced by Nazi Germany as well as by domestic Irish fascist organisations such as Ailtirí na hAiséirghe (to the point that the IRA...
  12. Ireland as a Taiwan for some fallen English or British regime

    The English almost went bankrupt during the Elizabethan conquest of Ireland and came close to losing until the Battle of Kinsale went wrong for the Irish, and that was with much of Ireland under their control and many of the Irish nobility submitting to them. They would have a much harder time...
  13. WI: spanish armada Instead of invading England, invade ireland?

    The Battle of Kinsale went wrong due to bad luck and rash decision making on the part of the Irish, history might be very different if the Irish had besieged the English (who were already being decimated by disease and desertion) or picked a different and less stormy night to attack. Hugh...
  14. AHC: Persecution of Anglicans in Ireland

    Ailtirí na hAiséirghe had plenty of anti-treatyites in its ranks, its leader Gearóid Ó Cuinneagáin had been a member of the Republican Congress, and the party made efforts to court the IRA. G2 and MI5 noted that there was a significant overlap between membership of Ailtirí na hAiséirghe and of...
  15. Best pod for a independent Ireland 1500-1800

    The reason a Republic was proposed was to prevent fighting between the O'Neill and O'Donnell families over whose lineage would be King. The Nine Years' War saw England's control thoroughout most of Ireland rolled back (and Mountjoy's comment suggests that for the English, Ireland as a kingdom...
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