Power and Abuse: The Irish Struggle (Part II)

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ~Edmund Burke, Irish Statesman

The struggle of Éire (or Ireland in Gaelic) and England unfolded over the centuries. England (later, Great Britain) grew in power and might and could not contain itself when it came to their neighbors across the Irish Sea. Like other parts of the world, the English rulers exerted their power and oftentimes — misery — over the Emerald Isle for a long time. The culmination was a landmass separated into two Irelands — one is an independent…