Fortnight in review: Pictorial highlights

14th January - 28th January

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

14th January - Volcanic eruption in Japan

A volcano has erupted today on the Island of Sakura Shima, Japan.

( Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 7 February 1914)

15th January - Larkinites defeated in Municipal Elections

Despite the failure of leading trade unionists, Thomas McPartlin and P.T. Daly, to win seats in the Dublin Municipal Elections, the trade union movement has rejected claims that it had suffered serious losses.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland)

16th January - Gordon Bennett robbed

A woman named Beanquesue has been arrested in Monte Carlo on a charge of being involved in the alleged robbing of Mr Gordon Bennett, proprietor of The New York Herald.

Photo: © National Portrait Gallery, London

16th January - Submarine disaster off the coast of Plymouth

Tragedy occurred on Friday afternoon when submarine A7 submerged in Whitsand Bay, near Plymouth, and failed to rise again to the suface.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 24 January 1914)

18th January - The schoolboy’s choice: classics or science?

The celebrated scientist Professor H.B. Baker has said that modern education must now focus on the study of science and that less focus needs to be placed on a classical education.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland, POOLIMP 903)

18th January - Murder of ‘free labourer’ in Dublin

Thomas Harten, a ‘free labourer’, died last night after he was the victim of a brutal assault on Eden Quay in Dublin.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland, CLAR 73)

19th January - Waiting list for industrial schools

A 12-year old boy is currently being held in Summerhill Detention House because there is no room for him in any industrial school in Ireland.

 

(Photo: National Library of Ireland, LROY 02595)

21st January - Thrilling rescue by the Lusitania

The Lusitania has successfully rescued from the sea the crew of the Mayflower, which had been drifting rudderless in the mid-Atlantic, with all her canvas carried away and with a bad leak in her hull.

(Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA)

22nd January - Reports of unrest from the island of Haiti

There were reports of unrest in Haiti today, after a telegram was received from Port au Prince.

(Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA)

22nd January - Dancing master suing over tango comments

A dancing master based in Paris is suing the Archbishop of Paris after his remarks about the tango.

(Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA)

23 January - Farming life blamed for high number of Irish bachelors

At a meeting of the Royal Statistical Society recently Mr J Welton gave some interesting figures about bachelors in Ireland and Great Britain.

(Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA)

24 January - New remedy for breaking the cigarette habit

The cigarette habit has taken such a strong hold of American boys that a crusade has been started to curb the rather dangerous practice.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 8 March 1913)

25th January - Aviator killed during exhibition

Mr George Lee Temple, a well-known aviator, was killed at Hendon Aerodrome this afternoon.

(Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA)

26th January - Redmond: ‘Talk of civil war absurd’

‘You are on the eve of a great change in the public life of Ireland,’ John Redmond MP told a huge nationalist rally in his home constituency of Waterford this weekend.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland, P WP 2161)

26th January - Explosion on the Mauretania

The engine room of the Mauretania was the scene tonight of a terrible calamity, resulting in the loss of three lives and injuries to eight men, some of whom are in critical condition.

(Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA)

26th January - Dublin is a ‘a gigantic factory for making criminals’

The slums of Dublin ‘may be regarded as a gigantic factory for the production of criminals to fill the jails, of paupers to be supported at the expense of the public rates, and of sick patients to be nursed and medically treated in the numerous hospitals, for the support of which constant appeals are being made’.

(Photo: Courtesy of the Irish Capuchin Provincial Archives)

27 January - Severe floods in Russia

Residents of St Petersburg, Russia woke up this morning to find the area severely flooded.

(Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA)

27 January - Chief Secretary Birrell: ‘Ireland will always be a nation’

The Chief Secretary of Ireland, Augustine Birrell, told a meeting of his constituents in Bristol that Ireland was and always must remain a nation.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland, PD 2159 TX (39) 2a)

28th January - Collapse of coal strike in London

Today brought the news of the collapse of the London coal porters strike and the return to work of a large number of affected men.

(Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA)

28th January - 245 police injured during Lockout disturbances

The Commission of Inquiry into the behaviour of the police during the Lockout was told today that 245 policemen were injured in the disturbances that took place between August and November.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland)

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