Edition 129 of Century Ireland is out on 20 June 2018 with all the news from 100 years ago.

Here is a round-up of the main stories.

Arthur Griffith wins East Cavan by-election 
Cootehill, 22 June 1918 
Arthur Griffith, the founder of Sinn Féin, has been elected to the Westminster seat for East Cavan.

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Riots in Vienna as food ration reduced
Vienna, 22 June 1918 
Strikes and riots have become almost a daily occurrence in the Austrian capital of Vienna since last week when bread rations were reduced to only three ounces per person per day.

Century Ireland Edition 129 Recruiting in Dublin
Recruiting in Dublin 

Irish conscription postponed, not abandoned 
Belfast, 27 June 1918 
Conscription has been postponed, not abandoned. That was the message from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Viscount French, who was speaking on the occasion of his first official visit to Belfast. 

Century Ireland Issue 129 Surgeon McArdle - GAA
Surgeon McArdle 

Top surgeon illegally used petrol en route to cockfight 
Dublin, 29 June 1918 
One of the country’s best-known surgeons appeared before the Southern Police Court in Dublin yesterday, charged with illegally using petrol to drive his car to Ballitore, Co. Kildare.

Influenza epidemic reaches Ireland 
Belfast, 1 July 1918
The influenza epidemic first reported in Spain earlier this year has arrived in Ireland.

Llandovery Castle
Llandovery Castle

Canadian hospital ship sunk by torpedo – 234 presumed dead 
Queenstown, 2 July 1918 
A Canadian hospital ship, the Llandovery Castle, was torpedoed 116 miles west of Fastnet Rock on the night of 27 June.


Somme Battle solemnly commemorated in Belfast 
Belfast, 2 July 1918 
The second anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme was solemnly marked in Belfast and across the province of Ulster. 

Thousands visit the grave of Wolfe Tone
Kildare, 2 July 1918 
Between five and six thousand people gathered at the graveside of Theobald Wolfe Tone to honour the memory of the Irish patriot on what would have been his 155th birthday.

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