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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.