Plans for the reconstruction of Dublin postponed
Westminster, 10 August 1916 - The Dublin Reconstruction Bill which was supposed to be passed by the House of Commons in London yesterday was withdrawn after a lengthy discussion.
The Bill was opposed by Sir Edward Carson, who said that there had been inappropriate consideration of the fact that new powers were being conferred on Dublin Corporation and that not enough detail had been provided in respect of the compensation for property owners. He told the House that he had received a petition from influential businessmen in Dublin expressing their concern.
The Bill is to be considered again next week.
[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.]