For more detailed articles on the war see the Irish Story archive on the War of Independence. The ensuing Anglo-Irish War ( Irish War of Independence, 1919–21) between the IRA and the British army was ended by the Anglo-Irish Treaty (1921), which was negotiated by representatives of Sinn Féin—most notably Michael Collins—and British officials, including Prime Minister David Lloyd George. Image Name: Hawks & Doves: The Crown and Ireland’s War of Independence Michael PortilloMP Mansion House 01. The Irish War of Independence was a guerrilla conflict between the British state and its forces in Ireland and Irish republican guerrillas … Image Name: Hawks & Doves: The Crown and Ireland’s War of Independence Michael Portillo B_room Cabinet Office. The treaty did not grant Ireland full…. Irish War of Independence - Brutal Attacks - 17.May.1920 Posted on May 19, 2020 After a weekend of rioting and outrage in Derry, the Evening Herald newspaper described as series of ‘brutal attacks’ carried out by a ‘band of blackguards’ on the night of 17 May 1920. Continuing with our series of overviews and following the Overview of the Easter Rising and the Overview of the Irish Civil War, John Dorney tells the essential story of the 1919-21 Irish War of Independence.