Edition 189 of Century Ireland with all the news from 100 years ago.

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Lloyd George criticised over 'hellish policy' for Ireland
Prime Minister condones reprisals and says partition bill to proceed
Carnarvon, 10 October 1920 
In a speech that has angered his critics in Ireland and Britain, the Prime Minister, David Lloyd George has condoned the reprisals in Ireland, has promised further stern measures and has confirmed that his government will proceed with its partition scheme. 

Hunger striker Michael Fitzgerald dies after 67 days without food in Cork Gaol
Cork, 20 October 1920 
A military inquest into the death of Michael Fitzgerald, a hunger striker in Cork Prison, has concluded that he killed himself.

Michael Fitzgerald's funeral cortege accompanied by armoured cars and lorries of troops making its way through Cork City Photo: Illustrated London News, 30 October 1920
Illustrated London News, 30 October 1920

Michael Fitzgerald's funeral cortege accompanied by armoured cars and lorries of troops making its way through Cork City.

Catholic bishops accuse British government of being architects of Irish 'anarchy'
Maynooth, 20 October 1920 
Ireland’s Catholic bishops have issued one of their strongest statements yet on the deteriorating Irish situation.

British soldiers looking over a wall that has 'Vote Sinn Féin' painted on it Photo: Literary Digest, 14 August 1920
Literary Digest, 14 August 1920

British soldiers looking over a wall that has 'Vote Sinn Féin' painted on it.

Allegations of torture of citizens and prisoners by crown forces
Galway, 19 October 1920 
Allegations have arisen of the brutal mistreatment of citizens and prisoners at the hands of police and military in Ireland.

Black and Tans holding a group of civilians to search them Photo: National Library of Ireland
National Library of Ireland

Black and Tans holding a group of civilians to search them.

Minister of transport attempts to solve Irish railway crisis
Dublin, 14 October 1920 
Sir Eric Geddes, the Minister of Transport, arrived in Dublin this week to settle the ongoing crisis across Irish railways caused by dockers and railway workers refusing to handle weapons or transport troops coming into Ireland from Britain.

Cartoon on the context of the Minister for Transport's attempt to solve the railway crisis. Photo: Freeman's Journal, 18 October 1920
Freeman's Journal, 18 October 1920

Cartoon on the context of the Minister for Transport's attempt to solve the railway crisis.

Prominent Volunteer Seán Treacy killed in Dublin skirmish
Soloheadbeg, 19 October 1920 
The funeral took place yesterday of Seán Treacy, who was killed outside the Republican Outfitters shop on Dublin’s Talbot Street on 14 October.

The location of the incident on Talbot Street, Dublin, where Sean Treacy, two civilians and a military officer was killed. Photo: Freeman's Journal, 15 October 1920
Freeman's Journal, 15 October 1920

The location of the incident on Talbot Street, Dublin, where Sean Treacy, two civilians and a military officer was killed.

Unemployed ex-servicemen clash with police in London riots
London, 20 October 1920 
A demonstration of unemployed ex-servicemen at Downing Street on 18 October erupted in rioting.

Women's International League visits Ireland to examine conditions
Dublin, 12 October 1920 
British members of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom are visiting Ireland on a mission to see firsthand the conditions currently prevailing in the country.

Members of the delegation from the British branch of the Women's International League Photo: Irish Independent, 13 October 1920
Irish Independent, 13 October 1920

Members of the delegation from the British branch of the Women's International League.

Political turmoil in Ireland will see a drastic drop in tax revenue
Dublin, 14 October 1920 
Tax collection in Ireland has been seriously impacted by the current unrest in the country.

Crime films are a ‘danger to the reputation of cinema’
Dublin, 19 October 1920 
253 films were censored in the UK and Ireland in 1919.

Front cover of a 1919 culture magazine advertising an upcoming cowboy film Photo: All-Story Weekly, 1 November 1919 via Internet Archive
All-Story Weekly, 1 November 1919 via Internet Archive

Front cover of a 1919 culture magazine advertising an upcoming cowboy film.

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