Standard Name: Collins, Michael
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14 April 1922
Four Courts, Dublin, was occupied by anti-Treaty or Republican forces. The final attack on them by Free State or provisional government forces launched on 28 June signalled the outbreak of the Irish Civil War.
28-30 June 1922
Republicans who had occupied the Four Courts in Dublin were attacked by Free State forces. The Republicans surrendered, but destroyed the building with mines. Thus really began the Irish Civil War.