Arthur Griffith

Arthur Griffith (1871-1922) was the founder of the political party Sinn Féin, and the editor of the United Irishman newspaper, which he and William Rooney founded in 1899. In 1904, he wrote The Resurrection of Hungary, which advocated for a dual monarchy system akin to the arrangement between the Hungarians and the Austrians in 1867, the means of achieving such a model would be through a policy of abstentionism from the British Parliament and passive resistance. The dual monarchy proposal was however eventually scrapped, and Sinn Féin would become a republican party by 1917. Griffith then was involved in the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, having spent much of the War of Independence in prison, as part of the Irish delegation, as well as serving as President of Dáil Éireann until his death in 1922.

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Writings

Founding of the United Irishman (1899)

A National Organisation (1899)

Prophets of Patriotism (1899)

Advance of Imperialism (1899)

Irishmen’s Business (1899)

The True Use Of History (1899)

Boer and Uitlander (1899-1902)

Valhalla (1900)

The National Revival (1900)

Napoleon and Ireland (1900)

On Authority (1901)

Irish Nationalism and the Irish Language (1901)

The Definition of an Irishman (1901)

“Irish Ireland.” (1901)

Our National Anthem (1901)

The Resurrection of Hungary (1904)

The Sinn Féin Policy (1906)

Sinn Féin and the Labour Question (1913)

Friedrich List (1917)

In Defence of Abstentionism (1918)

Arthur Griffith’s Last Statement (1922)