Fortnight in review: Pictorial highlights

16th October - 29th October


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

16th October - Hilaire Belloc predicts death of Protestantism at conference in Mansion House.

Protestantism is hopelessly dead and has nothing left but a fossil difficult of digestion and incapable of propagation, according to the famous author, Hilaire Belloc, who was speaking yesterday at the eleventh annual conference of The Catholic Truth Society of Ireland in the Round Room of the Mansion House in Dublin.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland, EAS 1764)

18th October - Cameron Report condemns state of Dublin’s houses

A report by Sir Charles Cameron has once again laid bare the state of housing in Dublin. The report states that the current population of Dublin stands at 403,372 and notes that 21,113 families are currently living in one-roomed accomodation in Dublin, a proportion higher than any other city in the United Kingdom.

(Photo: Image reproduced courtesy of Dublin City Public Library)

18th October - German airship disaster

A German airship, the Zeppelin L. II, has crashed with all 27 passengers on board reported dead. It is the biggest air disaster in history and the ninth Zeppelin to be destroyed in a crash since the first was constructed in 1902.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 25 October 1913)

18th October - Autumn theatrical season breaks all records

The autumn theatrical season that began at the end of August appears to have broken all previous records.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 6 October 1913)

20th October - Eight lions escape from circus

The famous Barnum’s Circus was in Leipzig today. As the performers, animals and equipment were being transported across the city centre, the truck carrying eight lions collided with a tramcar. The animals were able to escape causing panic to spread through the large crowd in the area.

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

21st October - Growth of the Post Office – 72 letters for every person

The Post Master General has today released his report for 1912, and it shows that the work of the Post Office has become colossal. Last year the number of letters, postcards, newspapers and packages delivered by the Post Office amounted to 5,608,800,000 items – a growth of 2.3% on the previous year.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland, L_CAB_00001)

21st October - Mrs Pankhurst arrested at Immigration, but then freed to enter the US

The Suffragette leader, Mrs Pankhurst, was held by immigration officials when she landed at Ellis Island. She had travelled to the US to undertake a lecture tour, but officials were initially concerned that her presence in the country, and the things she might say, would prove inflammatory.

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

23rd October - Archbishop attacks ‘export of Irish children’

The Archbishop of Dublin William Walsh has launched a bitter attack on the proposed scheme to have the children of workers affected by the Lockout moved to England where they will be cared for by English families.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland, KE 299)

25th October - Nothing will derail Home Rule for Ireland

Speaking today in Scotland, Mr. Herbert Asquith, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, made plain his government’s determination to introduce Home Rule for Ireland in the coming year.

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

25th October - Golf Notes – Some of the best caddies are the ugliest

As the golfing season comes to an end, the Irish Times golf correspondent has offered his thoughts on what makes a good (and a bad) caddie.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland, P_WP_1694)

25th October - New library opens in Rathmines thanks to American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie

The new Carnegie Public Library and Technical Institute has opened in Rathmines.

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

27th October - Jim Larkin found guilty of seditious utterances

Jim Larkin, the trade union leader, was today found guilty of seditious utterances and sentenced to seven months imprisonment. Mr. Larkin was found not guilty of the additional charges of incitement to riot and incitement to loot.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 6 September 1913)

29th October - Clongowes centenary project launched

Lord Chief Baron Palles presided over a meeting yesterday afternoon in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin to begin preparations for next year's centenary commemoration of the founding of Clongowes College.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland, LROY 03995)



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