1.e. WHAT POLITICAL FACTORS LED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT IN IRELAND?
Using the Lancaster University website research the impacts on society of the famine and make a list of the Social impacts, use quantitive data to support the points on your list:
Ireland is the only developed country whose population has declined since the early nineteenth century. This decline started with the Great Famine of the late 1840s which was followed by several decades of less spectacular decline or stagnation. The Irish potato crop was first affected by blight in the autumn of 1845.
tHE REPEAL association and the 'monster meetings'
On the 11 July 1846 Daniel O'Connell presented his "Peace Resolutions" demanding the absolute renunciation of the use of physical force in pursuit of national aims by all members of his Loyal National Repeal Association. The Young Ireland faction, a group of the most dynamic and influential Repealers of the younger generation, were unwilling to accept this principle unconditionally.
tHE LAND QUESTION AFTER 1850
It is clear that the Great Famine of 1845-51 had a profound effect on Ireland, leaving its mark on a significantly altered and diminished society. It is also clear that the Famine's impact was not uniform across the entire island.