Fortnight in review: Pictorial highlights

4th September - 17th September


Catch up with the top stories over the past fortnight . Click on images for full stories.

4th September - Larkin remanded in court.

Jim Larkin remains in prison tonight, having been remanding in custody as his trial continues at the Southern Police Court in Dublin. Mr. Larkin is charged with breach of the peace and with the use of seditious language on 29 August on Sackville Street.

(Image: Bureau of Military History 1913-1921, Military Archives)

5th September - Tenement Collapse: Landlady says collapsed houses were ‘perfectly safe’

In response to questioning on whether her houses were in a dangerous condition, Margaret Ryan, the landlady of the properties, told the court: ‘I thought they were capable of habitation and perfectly safe.’

(Photo: Courtesy of the Irish Capuchin Provincial Archives)

5th September - Funerals of the victims of the Church Street tenement collapse held

This morning, masses at 8 o'clock and 10 o'clock were celebrated for the dead at St Michan's Church in the presence of large congregations.

(Photo: Courtesy of the Irish Capuchin Provincial Archives)

6th September - Isaac Butt commemorated

The centenary of the birth of Isaac Butt, the great Irish nationalist politician of the 1870s, takes place today. Butt was born in Donegal in 1813, the son of a Church of Ireland parson, and forged a brilliant career as a barrister, famed not least for his defence of Fenian prisoners.

(Photo: © National Potrait Gallery, London)

6th September - Cardinal Logue leads Irish National Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Cardinal Michael Logue is heading a vast pilgrimage of 3,000 Irish Catholics that left yesterday from Lourdes.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland, LROY 11428)

7th September - Large meeting of strikers and their supporters takes place in O’Connell Street

A large meeting of strikers and their supporters has begun in O’Connell Street.

Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 13 September 1913

7th September - Funeral of John Byrne takes place

John Byrne, who was killed as a result of a head injury sustained during last weekend’s disturbances, has been buried at Glasnevin Cemetery. His funeral was attended by a large crowd, and a number of bands were in attendance. It is estimated that 10,000 mourners were present.

(Photo: Courtesy of the Irish Capuchin Provincial Archives)

8th September - 'But fumble in a greasy till': New poem by W.B. Yeats

We reproduce here a poem that was published today in The Irish Times. It was written by Mr. Yeats in the light of the ongoing debate in Dublin over the proposal to build a municipal art gallery to house paintings offered to the city by Sir Hugh Lane.

(Photo: © National Portrait Gallery, London)

10th September - Inquest verdict: James Nolan killed by police baton

Mr. Nolan and Mr. Byrne died from the injuries they received in disturbances between police and strikers at the end of August. Mr. Nolan left behind five young children and a widow. The establishment of a fund came as an inquest into Mr. Nolan’s death returned a verdict that death was due to a fracture of the skull caused by the blow of a baton.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland)

10th September - Hugh Lane condemns Dublin Corporation

The decision of Dublin Corporation – by 23 votes to 21 – to reject the proposed municipal gallery to be built across the River Liffey under the design of Edwin Lutyens has been condemned by Sir Hugh Lane.

(Photo: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane)


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