Fortnight in review: Pictorial highlights Ed 32

Fortnight in review: Pictorial highlights Ed 32

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

17 July: Huge crowds visit exhibition in Dublin

The opening day of the Civic Exhibition in Dublin drew more than 9,000 people through the turnstiles to see the many attractions on view.

(Photo: Irish Life, 24 July 1914. The full collection of Irish Life is available at the National Library of Ireland.)

17 July: General Huerta resigns as President of Mexico

General Victoriano Huerta has resigned as President of Mexico.

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

19 July: Suffragette throws ball at Queen

A small rubber ball was thrown at the Queen while travelling in the Royal carriage in Edinburgh today.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 13 June 1914)

20 July: Mme. Caillaux in court over murder

The trial of Madame Caillaux began in Paris today. Caillaux, the wife of the former French Prime Minister is on trial for murdering the editor of Le Figaro Gaston Calmette earlier this year.

(Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C., USA, LC-B2- 3009-9)

23 July: Irish doctor overdoses on cocaine

A 33-year-old Irish doctor has died from an overdose of cocaine.

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

24 July: Buckingham Palace Conference ends in failure

A last-ditch attempt to break the deadlock over Home Rule for Ireland has ended in failure.

(Photo: National Archives of Ireland CSO/RP 1914, 13877)

25 July: Medals presented to surviving memebers of the Fethard Lifeboat disaster

Medals given by the King of Norway and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution were presented to the lifeboat men who survived the Fethard lifeboat tragedy today at the Civic Exhibition.

(Photo: Irish Life, 24 July 1914. Full collection of Irish Life available in the National Library of Ireland.)

26 July: Gun running at Howth!

There were sensational scenes in the seaside village of Howth, Co. Dublin yesterday when the Irish Volunteers successfully landed hundreds of guns and a considerable amount of ammunition.

(Photo: RTÉ Stills Library)

26 July: Three people shot dead by British soldiers on Bachelors Walk

Three Dubliners were shot dead yesterday by British soldiers on Bachelors Walk in Dublin yesterday evening.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 1 Aug 1914

28 July: Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

Austria has formally declared war on Serbia.

(Photo: Wiener Bilder, 2 Aug 1914, ANNO/Austrian National Library)

28 July: Nine special trains bring Gaels to Killarney

Nine special trains brought Irish speakers from all over the country to the Oireachtas - the annual assembly of Gaelic Leaguers - held in Killarney over the weekend.

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

28 July: Madame Caillaux acquitted of murder

Madame Caillaux has been acquitted of the murder of Le Figaro editor Gaston Calmette.

(Photo: Supplément Illustré du Petit Journal, 29 Mars 1914, Bibliothèque Nationale de France.)

29 July: More gun running in Wicklow

Arms and ammunition bound for the Irish National Volunteers were landed on the Wicklow Coast on Monday night.

(Photo: Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland' by P.W. Joyce and A.M. Sullivan [1900]. Retrieved from The Internet Archive (www.archive.org).)

29 July: Funeral of Bachelors Walk shooting victims takes place

The remains of the three victims of the shootings in Bachelors Walk last week were removed today amidst scenes of the most impressive character from the Pro-Cathedral for interment in Glasnevin cemetery.

(Photo: Irish Life, 7 August 1914. Full collection of Irish Life available in the National Library of Ireland.)

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