Edition 96 of Century Ireland is out on 01 March 2017 with all the news from 100 years ago.
The main stories include:
- St Patrick’s Day on the Western Front
Irish Regiments on the Western Front marked St. Patrick’s Day again this year.
- Who owns Hugh Lane’s pictures?
The dispute over the ownership and display of the late Sir Hugh Lane’s collection of paintings continues to rumble on. Alfie Byrne, MP, speaking in the House of Commons, has asked for the pictures, which are residing in the National Hallery, London, to be returned to the City of Dublin.
- ‘Irish solution now an imperial necessity’
English newspapers have urged the British government to find an immediate solution to the Irish problem.
- Ireland to get Summer Time despite objections of Irish MPs
The British government has confirmed that it is to adopt the recommendations of the Home Office Committee and the Summer Time Act will be enforced in Ireland in 1917. The clocks in Ireland will change at 2 am on Sunday morning, 8 April 1917.
- 2,000 to be employed in new Ford plant in Cork
More than 2,000 people will be employed in the new Ford tractor plant in Cork.
- America moves to war footing
America is on the brink of joining the Great War. Continuing attacks on American vessels by German submarines has brought President Woodrow Wilson to sign an order increasing Navy numbers from 62,000 to 87,000.
- Tsar abdicates as Russia revolts
Latest news from the country confirms that the Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, has abdicated his throne and a new Provisional Government has been established.
- A tale of two cities: Rebuilding Dublin and London
There has been widespread praise for the manner in which an extensive area in the East End of London has been rebuilt following a German Zeppelin attack.