Michael Collins and the Sinn Fein Organisation
In 1917, Michael Collins was elected to the Sinn Fein executive. During 1917 and 1918, his activities included: creating an intelligence network, organising a national loan to fund a rebellion, creating an assassination squad ("The Twelve Apostles") and an arms-smuggling operation. By 1920, Michael Collins was wanted by the British and had a price of £10,000 stg. on his head.