Land Agitation and the Conservatives

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  • Land Agitation and the Conservatives
    • The Ashbourne Purchase Act 1885
      • Provided £5 million for loans for tenants to buy their holdings
      • Tried to get support of Irish nationalists in Parliaments
      • Extended in 1888 and 1891
    • National Land League reformed 1886-7 under leadership of John Dillon and William O'Brien
      • October 1886- 'Plan of Campaign' launched to refuse unfair rents
        • Although, this only happened on 203 estates, mostly with debt-ridden or struggling landlords
    • Land Act 1887
      • Extended Rent Arbitration Scheme
        • But, also used more force to stop Land League
          • September 1887- Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) opened fire on a demonstrating crowd in County Cork, killing 3 and wonding many
    • Land Purchase Acts 1888 and 1891 extended Ashbourne Purchase Act 1885
      • The Ashbourne Purchase Act 1885
        • Provided £5 million for loans for tenants to buy their holdings
        • Tried to get support of Irish nationalists in Parliaments
        • Extended in 1888 and 1891
    • September 1887- Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) opened fire on a demonstrating crowd in County Cork, killing 3 and wonding many

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