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3 Republicans arrested in Charleville, Co. Cork
A scene on a street in Charleville Co. Cork c.1912. Three men from Charleville were recently arrested under the Defence of the Realm Act. Photo: National Library of Ireland, L_ROY_10428

3 Republicans arrested in Charleville, Co. Cork

Charleville, 11 January 1916 - Three young men from Charleville, Co. Cork have been charged under the Defence of the Realm Act.

John O’Dea, Thomas Barry and Laurence Heddevan have all been remanded for eight days. The men are accused of painting objectionable slogans on the walls of the Madden’s Imperial Hotel, where members of the Recruiting Committee for Co. Cork are currently staying and where a recruiting office is now located.

The three men were later released on bail.

[Editor's note: This is an article from Century Ireland, a fortnightly online newspaper, written from the perspective of a journalist 100 years ago, based on news reports of the time.]

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Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.