Fortnight in review: Pictorial highlights Ed 21
12th February - 25th February
Catch up with the top stories over the past fortnight. Click on images for full stories.
13th February - Orville Wright dismisses prospect of transatlantic flight
Orville Wright, who, along with his late brother Wilbur, pioneered aviation in America, has said that the men planning to make transatlantic flights were ‘absolutely foolish’.
14th February - Police cleared of use of ‘unnecessary violence’ during Lockout
The report of the Commission of Inquiry into the disturbances that took place in Dublin during August and September last exonerates the police from the use of ‘unnecessary violence’.
14th February - Export of Irish cattle to Britain stopped
The export of Irish cattle to Britain has ceased following the discovery that cattle at Birkenhead port in England were suffering from foot-and-mouth disease.
14th February - Ireland lose to England at Twickenham
Despite leading by 7 points after just 9 minutes of play, Ireland lost by 17 points to 12 at Twickenham yesterday in the first rugby international of the year.
15th February - Five dead as blizzard batters New York City
One of the worst blizzards in 25 years swept across the city of New York today covering the streets in ten inches of snow. Outside the city districts a reported 18 to 24 inches fell in some places.
17th February - Ireland lashed by weekend storms
Torrential rain and gale-force winds wreaked havoc across the west of Ireland this weekend. At its worst, violent thunderstorms and vivid flashes of lightning filled the skies.
18th February - Fourteen Dublin Corporation members own tenement houses
The report of the Dublin Housing Inquiry has revealed that 14 sitting members of Dublin Corporation own tenement houses in the city.
20th February - British man executed in Mexico
Mr WH Benton, a British subject, was today executed by firing squad in Mexico. Benton had been accused of making a threat against the life of the revolutionary leader, General Villa.
21st February - Fingerprint evidence used against suspected burglars
Two men appeared before the Southern Police Court in Dublin yesterday charged with the theft of 7s 8d in cash and 24s worth of goods from Messrs. Connolly and Co. of Townshend Street.
21st February - New School of Acting opens at the Abbey Theatre
Lady Gregory has announced that the Abbey Theatre has established a new School of Acting.
22nd February - Bishops condemn ‘senseless’ war between employers and workers
‘Masters and men have a common interest in industry – and that is the way to maintain it for the common good,’ says a pastoral issued today by the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in Ireland.