Fortnight in review: Pictorial highlights

27th November - 10th December


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

28 November - Sheehy-Skeffington imprisoned for assaulting policeman at Unionist meeting in Dublin

The suffragist campaigner, Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington has today been imprisoned on a charge of striking a policeman during a protest organised to coincide with the appearance at a Unionist gathering in Dublin of Conservative Party leader, Mr. Andrew Bonar Law.

(Photo: Irish Citizen, 1913)

2 December- Fatal aviation accident

Flight Commander Captain GV Wildman Lushington of the Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps was killed as a result of a flying accident yesterday.


2 December - French government resigns

After a defeat in the Chamber by 290 votes to 265 the French government has decided to resign.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 8 July 1911)

3 December - Crisis in Mexico continues

President Huerta’s collapse is now thought to be only days away. His generals are deserting him, his soldiers are unpaid and the Constitutionalists have been able to prevent the oil companies from supplying oil to the railways, all of which are run with oil engines.

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

5 December - Priests not intent on denying ‘every pleasurable aspiration’

Fr Rev. Dr Morrisroe, Bishop of Achonry, has defended priests against ‘malignant charges and baseless calumnies’.

(Photo: Courtesy of the Irish Capuchin Provincial Archives)

5 December - Welsh railway strike settled

A strike among men employed by the Great Western Railway in South Wales has been settled after a meeting today between railwaymen and company officials.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], June 29 1850)

5 December - Vegetarian athletes for the Olympics?

It has been reported that a team of vegetarian athletes may be set to participate in the next Olympic Games, which are scheduled for Berlin in the summer of 1916.

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

6 December - Ban imposed on arms imports to Ireland

A Royal Proclamation was last night published in The London Gazette prohibiting, under the provisions of the Customs Consolidation Act, 1876, the importation of arms and ammunition into Ireland.

(Photo: Punch, 17 December 1913)

6 December - Isaac Newton’s house to be reconstructed

The house of well-known English physicist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton, in St. Martin Street, Leicester Square in London, has been removed but the structure will not disappear entirely. The intention is to reconstruct it on another site.

(Photo: © National Portrait Gallery, London)

6 December - Asquith desires a reduction in spending on armaments

The Prime Minister, Mr Herbert Asquith, has voiced his desire, and that of his party, to reduce Government spending on armaments.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 20 December 1913)

7 December - Dublin Labour Conference collapses

The Dublin Labour conference, established to seek a resolution to the long-running industrial deadlock in the city, has ended in failure

(Photo: National Library of Ireland, KE 205)

7 December - Failed robbery leads to luxurious party

The City Auction rooms of Messrs Johnson, Dymond and Son in Gracechurch Street, London, experienced a rather unusual burglary recently.

(Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 1 February 1913)

9 December - Larkin’s English tour causes widespread upset

The Preston branch of the National Union of Journalists last night objected to a demand that they produce a journalists' union ticket before being permitted entry to the Public Hall where Mr James Larkin was set to make an address as part of his English tour to rally support for the Dublin strike.

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



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