Edition 161 of Century Ireland with all the news from 100 years ago.

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Raid by British military forces on Sinn Féin headquarters, Harcourt St., Dublin, 12 September 1919 Photo: Bureau of Military History
Bureau of Military History

Repression reigns in Ireland - Dáil suppressed, MPs arrested, homes and offices raided
Dublin, 13 September 1919
Dáil Éireann, the parliament established by Sinn Féin MPs in Dublin in January 1919, has been prohibited by the British authorities.

 Two stamps promoting the Dáil Loan Photo: National Library of Ireland, EPH A190
National Library of Ireland, EPH A190

Suppression of the Irish press – Times of London warns against autocratic government
Dublin, 24 September 1919
The Times newspaper in London has published a serious criticism of the British government’s policy towards Irish newspapers.

One of the strikers who is asking for more pay, at his work of puddling, where he is 'working up' his 'ball of iron' to be carried to the 'squeezer' Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

327,000 steelworkers on strike across the United States
Pittsburgh, 24 September 1919
There are now 327,000 steelworkers out on strike across the United States according to a telegram issued from Pittsburgh by William Foster, Secretary of the Steel Workers’ Union.

Queen's Square in Fermoy, Co. Cork. Photo: National Library of Ireland, L_ROY_07217
National Library of Ireland

Public meetings banned in Fermoy
Cork, 11 September 1919
A proclamation was issued yesterday by military authorities prohibiting the holding or taking part in meetings, assemblies or processions in public places in Fermoy and an area of three miles around it.

The police station on Great Brunswick Street where Detective Hoey was shot Photo: National Museum of Ireland
National Museum of Ireland

Killing of Dublin detective condemned as ‘heinous and utterly indefensible’
Dublin, 16 September 1919
A Dublin detective died from a haemorrhage after being hit by bullets fired with ‘murderous intent’ by ‘persons unknown’.

Confusion over Allies’ position on Russia
Paris, 18 September 1919
The latest reports from the Peace Conference in Paris indicate that there is much confusion over the Allies’ policy towards Russia.

 Public bathrooms on Westmoreland street, Dublin Photo: National Library of Ireland, EAS_1767
Public bathrooms on Westmoreland street, Dublin Photo: National Library of Ireland

Closure of women’s toilet on O’Connell Street condemned
Dublin, 19 September 1919
The closure of the only women’s public bathroom in Dublin has been described as an act of ‘malignant stupidity...’

The winning Cork hurling team Photo: GAA Archives

Cork defeat Dublin in All-Ireland hurling decider
Dublin, 22 September 1919
Cork brushed aside the challenge of Dublin, champions in 1917, to win the All-Ireland hurling final on a scoreline of 6-4 to 2-4 in Croke Park yesterday.

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