Fortnight in review: Pictorial highlights Ed 24


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

30 March - Ned Kelly’s captor dies in Australia

The death has taken place in Australia of Arthur Steele, the Australian policeman who was one of the central figures in the capture of the outlaw, Ned Kelly, in June, 1880.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 11 Sept 1880)

2nd April - Cumann na mBan founded in Dublin

A new organisation of Irish women has been founded today at Wynn’s Hotel in Dublin.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland)

Context: Dr Mary McAuliffe talks about the role of Agnes O'Farrell in Cumann na mBan and the importance of her speech at the inaugural meeting. To view the full series of Cumann na mBan biographical sketches click here.

2nd April - Irish Labour movement condemns ‘military junta’

The Irish Labour movement has launched a bitter attack on Sir Edward Carson and on the officers who have led the recent incident at the Curragh Camp.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland)

2nd April - Meath Hunt begins in Boyerstown

The Meath hunt meeting began today at Boyerstown with fine and bright weather.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland)

3rd April - Danish pirates and the 900th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf

Good Friday 1914 marks the 900th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland)

4th April - New song written for Irish Volunteers in Connacht

March and drill, brave Volunteers,
And make once more a glorious muster,
If you are forced to combat with
The rebellious clans of Ulster

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

6th April - Home Rule Bill passed again by House of Commons

The debate on the second reading of the Home Rule Bill was concluded in the House of Commons last night with a vote in favour of closure carried by a majority of 84.

(Photo: Punch, 8 April 1914)

7th April: Dry ship policy for US Navy

The Secretary of the US Navy has ordered the abolition of the use of liquor on board warships as well as in the shipyards and navy stations.

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



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