Fortnight in review: Pictorial highlights

13th November - 26th November


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

14 November - Jim Larkin released from prison

Jim Larkin has been released from Mountjoy Prison where he was being held following imprisonment for the use of seditious language last month.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 22 November 1913)

14 November - Hearings into Titanic disaster continue in London

The owners of the Titanic, the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, yesterday continued their appeal in London against verdicts and judgments for payment of compensation to the relatives of four Irish passengers who drowned on the vessel.

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

14 November - Roger Casement fund for ‘starving’ schoolchildren in Connemara

A fund established by Roger Casement to raise money for the provision of school meals to children attending primary school has raised more than £630.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland, KE 009)

14 November - King Ferdinand’s life in danger

There is a growing sense, in diplomatic circles, that the life of King Ferdinand of Bulgaria is in danger.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 5 July 1913)

14 November - Growing indiscipline of Irish teachers

Irish national school teachers are demonstrating ‘growing indiscipline and resistance to recognised authority’, according to Dr. Starkie, Resident Commissioner of Education in Ireland.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland, LROY 10953)

15 November - What would the Tories do if Ireland rebelled?

John Dillon MP was the principal speaker at a home rule demonstration in London today.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England] 30 Oct. 1909)

16 November - Churchill heckled by suffragettes

Today Mr Winston Churchill addressed a crowd of 5,000 people at a major Liberal Party gathering at the Alexandra Palace in London.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland)

18 November - Titanic disaster to be filmed

It is reported that an American company will spend £10,000 to build an scale model of the Titanic, some 1,000 feet in length.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 20 April 1912)

19 November - 3,000 ton steamer on fire in English Channel

The 3,000 ton steamer, the Scotsdyke, sailing out of Glasgow, has caught fire in the English Channel.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 22 November 1913)

19 November - Strikers urged to join new Citizen Army

A new body – the Irish Citizen Army – has been founded in Dublin.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland, KE 202)

20 November - Will the fall in Guinness production affect the milk supply?

Due to the ongoing industrial strife, especially in relation to the Dublin docks, the amount of Guinness being exported has fallen steeply.

(Photo: Guinness Archive, Diageo Ireland, GDB.BR14.0014.18)

21 November - Bumper Christmas publication on the way

It’s that time of year again when all the major weekly newspapers and magazines unveil their Christmas bumper edition.

(Photo: Anglo Celt, 20 November 1913)

21 November - Stand collapses at GAA match

The case of the supporter who is currently suing the GAA following the collapse of a stand at Jones’ Road was yesterday adjourned for one week.

Photo: Irish Independent, 30 June 1913

22 November - Arthur Griffith slams Dublin Housing Inquiry

Arthur Griffith has launched a scathing attack on the Dublin Housing Inquiry, saying that he hoped ‘no sensible citizen of Dublin will be deluded by the bogus Housing Inquiry.

(Photo: National Library of Ireland, PD HP (1913) 1)

25 November - Irish Volunteers founded in Dublin

An Irish Volunteers army was founded at a meeting in Dublin today.

(Photo: South Dublin Libraries)

26 November - Wireless to be used in attempt to reduce train crashes

A spate of recent train crashes has led an American rail company to use the latest wireless technology in an attempt to improve safety on its lines.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 15 November 1913)



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