Michael Collins - World Famous Freedom Fighter In Ireland’s eight hundred years of occupation by British rule, Michael Collins was the Irish freedom fighter who probably gained most respect from the invading troops and their commanding officers. His fearsome reputation and his explicit intelligence gathering, brought havoc on British plans to rule Ireland when Collins was in command in the early 1920's. Michael Collins was born in a rural outpost of Clonakilty, Co. Cork and his elderly father predicted soon…