BY Ronya & Bianca & Maria When world war 1 began more than 250,000 Irish men from the north and south joined the British army. About 10,000 volunteers refused to fight for Britain. James Connolly had a large banner put up on liberty hall which says : We Serve Neither King Nor Kaiser But Ireland. James Connolly ordered a German ship to come with arms. The captain of the ship scuttled the ship because he was afraid the English army to catch him Their leader Thomas Clarke and Seán McDermott planned a rebellion for Easter Sunday 1916. Roger Casement was arrested while landing on a German submarine in Tralee Co. Kerry. On Easter Monday a small group of men marched to the GPO some wore grey some wore dark green fore the Irish citizen army. They put up the new flag which colours are green white and orange. Tuesday 25th April: British troops surround the city. Over 5,000 troops arrive armed with machine guns and heavy artillery. A fisheries patrol boat, the Helga, sails up the Liffey and attacks liberty hall and Bolands mills. Saturday 29th April: The volunteers decide to surrender. Over 300 hundred people have died and about 1,000 have been wounded during the rising. IRELAND WILL BE FREE FROM NOW ON One of the most remarkable to take place during the rising. She was born in Co. Sligo in 1868. Her father was a landlord and the family lived in Lissadell House Co. Sligo. She as minister in the Labour in the first Dáil Éireann and became the first woman to become a government minister. By Ronya & Bianca & Maria!!!!! The British Prime minister Lloyd George was under pressure in England and abroad to find a solution. His answer was the Government of Ireland Act. The volunteers known as the IRA had done no fighting since Easter 1916. After the war the leaders of the IRA were killed all apart from Countess Markieviez and Eamon de Valera because the countess was a woman and De Valera was American. INDEPENDENCE FOR IRELAND!!!! TYPER: RONYA BENSON PROFF READER: RONYA BENSON, MARIA CROWE AND BIANCA SANDULACHE. ILLUSTRATER:GOOGLE. SPECIAL THANKS: SARAH COMMONS, FACEFIELD NS AND MR. COMMONS!!!!!!!!!