Fortnight in review: Pictorial highlights
2nd October - 15th October
Catch up with the top stories over the past fortnight . Click on images for full stories.
2nd October - Ulster Volunteers prepare for war
On a tour of Ulster to inspect members of the Ulster Volunteers, Sir Edward Carson said in Dungannon, Co. Tyrone that he was no longer interested in addressing political audiences: ‘I want to address myself in the future to those who are prepared to fight.’
9th October - Churchill proposes partition of Ireland
Winston Churchill, the Liberal Party MP, has used his annual visit to his constituency at Dundee in Scotland to promote the idea of ‘the temporary absence of the representation of Ulster’ when Home Rule is introduced to Ireland next year.
9th October - Mallow bride left at the altar
A Mallow bride was left at the altar yesterday when neither the bridegroom nor the best man turned up to Mallow parish church.
10th October - New Irish College opens
A branch of the Munster Training College was opened on Monday night at a meeting held in the Christian Brothers’ School on St. Patrick’s Hill.
11th October - Amazon explorer on cocaine operates on himself
Alexander Hamilton Rice Jr, the American explorer, has said in an interview in London that in the course of recent travels in the Amazon he was forced to perform an operation on himself, with the aid of cocaine.
13th October - Lives lost in ocean holocaust
The Carmania arrived at Fishguard this afternoon, carrying tales of heroism and tragedy from the SS Volturno, of the Uranium Shipping Company, which caught fire in the middle of the Atlantic last Thursday.
14th October - Church Street compensation claims
Hearings into the proposed clearance of houses in the Church Street and Beresford Street area of Dublin continued today at the Four Courts.
15th October - Lockout deadlock: some strikers return to work
Reports from across Dublin suggest that a small number of striking workers have left the Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union and returned to work.
15th October - Explosion in Welsh colliery
Hundreds of lives are thought to have been lost at the Universal Colliery at Senghenhydd in South Wales. At around 8am this morning, there was an explosion in the west section of the pit, which started a fire and out of the 935 men who descended this morning, over 400 are still unaccounted for.