In a maneuver with profound implications throughout Europe, rebels in Ireland have proclaimed a republic:
We declare the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland, and to the unfettered control of Irish destinies, to be sovereign and indefeasible. The long usurpation of that right by a foreign people and government has not extinguished the right, nor can it ever be extinguished except by the destruction of the Irish people… Standing on that fundamental right and again asserting it in arms in the face of the world, we hereby proclaim the Irish Republic as a Sovereign Independent State.
To suppress the “Bloody Easter” revolt, Britain’s military commanders must return a fleet to patrol Ireland. Gotta think that will mess with their plans this fall!