Edition 53 of Century Ireland is out on 6 May 2015, with all the news from 100 years ago.

The main stories in Edition 53 of Century Ireland include:

  • Lusitania Sunk by German Torpedo
    More than 1,300  lives are feared lost after the Lusitania was hit by a torpedo off the south coast of Ireland yesterday. 
  • Outrage in America at Sinking of Lusitania
    There has been an outpouring of anger in America at the sinking of the Lusitania by a German submarine. 
  • Gallipoli: ‘A Frightful Ordeal’
    Stories of the brutal battles for Gallipoli have reached Ireland as the first letters home arrived to soldiers’ families. 
  • Drink Taxation Proposals Abandoned
    Proposals emanating from the British government to double the taxation levied on beer, wine and whiskey have been abandoned.

Other stories include:

  • New Dockers Strike in Dublin
  • Irish Rugby International Killed in France 
  • Children Miss School Due to Farmwork
  • Traffic Jams on Grafton Street

Grafton Street, Dublin
Grafton Street, Dublin

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