Edition 199 of Century Ireland with all the news from 100 years ago.

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Pressure builds on Chief Secretary as General Crozier resigns as boss of the Auxies
Dublin, 28 February 1921 
General Frank Percy Crozier has resigned his post as Chief of the Auxiliary Division of the Royal Irish Constabulary.

Chief Secretary Hamar Greenwood making a speech to the assembled cadets. Photo: Irish Life, 28 January 1921
Irish Life, 28 January 1921

Chief Secretary Hamar Greenwood making a speech to the assembled cadets. 

Six men executed in Victoria Barracks in Cork City
Cork, 1 March 1921 
Six Irishmen have been executed in Victoria Barracks in Cork.
The men, who were shot by firing squad yesterday.

Victoria Barracks, in the late 19th century. Six men were executed there this week Photo: National Library of Ireland , LCAB_02797
National Library of Ireland, LCAB_02797

Victoria Barracks, in the late 19th century.   

Curfew in Dublin to be extended by one hour due to unrest
Dublin, 4 March 1921 
From tonight onwards, the curfew hour in Dublin is set to be brought forward by one hour to 9pm.

Limerick in shock after mayor and former mayor murdered
Limerick, 9 March 1921 
The city of Limerick is in state of shock in the wake of the murder of its mayor, Alderman George Clancy, and former mayor, Councillor Michael O'Callaghan, in the early hours of 7 March.

George Clancy (L) and Michael O'Callaghan were both murdered in Limerick on 7 March Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 9 March 1921
Illustrated London News [London, England], 9 March 1921

George Clancy (L) and Michael O'Callaghan were both murdered in Limerick on 7 March.

Play written by dead hunger striker opens at the Abbey Theatre
Dublin, 25 February 1921 
A play entitled 'The Revolutionist’ written by the late Lord Mayor of Cork, Terence MacSwiney, debuted at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin last night before a large audience which included his widow, Muriel.

Scene from The Revolutionist on stage at the Abbey. Photo: Cork Examiner, 25 February 1921
Cork Examiner, 25 February 1921

Scene from The Revolutionist on stage at the Abbey. 

IRA ambush party numbering 300 attack police patrol in Macroom
Macroom, 1 March 1921 
A police inspector in Macroom Co. Cork has stated that last week’s IRA ambush of a party of Auxiliary police is the largest yet to have taken place in Ireland.

Sketch map of the ambush location by the Cork Brigade. Photo: Military Archives Ireland, MA/MSPC/A/1
Military Archives Ireland, MA/MSPC/A/1

Sketch map of the ambush location by the Cork Brigade. 

Ireland edge Scotland in rugby international at Lansdowne Road
Dublin, 27 February 1921
Ireland defeated Scotland in a rugby international at Lansdowne Road in Dublin yesterday.

The Irish and Scottish rugby teams in a tussle for the ball at the match at Lansdowne Road. Photo: Irish Life, 4 March 1921
Irish Life, 4 March 1921

The Irish and Scottish rugby teams in a tussle for the ball at the match at Lansdowne Road.  

Third anniversary of John Redmond's death marked
Wexford, 8 March 1921 
The third anniversary of the death of the former Irish Parliamentary Party leader, John Redmond, has been marked across the country by masses and processions.

Detail of John Redmond from a political poster Photo: LSE Library
LSE Library

Detail of John Redmond from a political poster.

Warren Harding inaugurated as 29th U.S. President and says he will put America first
Washington D.C., 5 March 1921 
At a ceremony in Washington D.C. yesterday, the new president outlined his vision for the United States.

President Harding waving to crowd, from inaugural stand on east portico of U.S. Capitol, March 4, 1921 Photo: Library of Congress
Library of Congress

President Harding waving to crowd, from inaugural stand on east portico of U.S. Capitol, March 4, 1921.

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