For decades Irish politicians agitated for Home Rule for Ireland. Ulster Unionists were prepared to engage in open treason against Britain to prevent it coming into the force and it almost caused a civil war to break out. The 1916 Rising is blamed for destroying Home Rule and the Irish people turned against it at the 1918 General Election. But what exactly is Home Rule? Had it came into force what would a Home Rule Parliament have looked like, what powers would it have had and most importantly what powers would have been denied to it?
Text of the Government of Ireland Act 1914: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1914/90/pdfs/ukpga_19140090_en.pdf
Arthur Griffith - "The Home Rule Bill Explained":http://digitalcollections.tcd.ie/content/237/pdf/237.pdf