Edition 201 of Century Ireland with all the news from 100 years ago.

The main stories include:

American report on 'deplorable' Irish conditions places blame on Britain
Washington D.C., 2 April 1921 
The summary of an interim report by the American Commission for Relief in Ireland into the prevailing conditions in the country has been published.

Appointment of catholic Lord Lieutenant is met with Irish scepticism
Westminster, 5 April 1921 
With Sir John French set to vacate the office of the Lord Lieutenant, Lord Edmund Talbot has been named as his replacement.

Lord Edmund Talbot Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 9 April 1921
Lord Edmund Talbot  - Illustrated London News [London, England], 9 April 1921

De Valera: Ireland desires peace, but partition can't be basis of settlement
Dublin, 1 April 1921 
David Lloyd George can have peace with Ireland tomorrow if he wants it, Éamon de Valera said in a statement delivered to press representatives yesterday.

Cartoon on Lloyd George's attitude towards peace Photo: Sunday Independent, 27 March 1921
Sunday Independent, 27 March 1921

Cartoon on Lloyd George's attitude towards peace.

Irish Labour announces plan to tackle 'evil' of unemployment and poverty
Dublin, 6 April 1921 
The Irish Labour Party has published a 20 point manifesto, dated Easter 1921, aimed at tackling what it has termed as the ‘evil’ of unemployment and poverty.

A group of unemployed people gathered outside the offices of the Ministry of Labour at the Rotunda in Dublin Photo: Freeman's Journal, 8 January 1921
Freeman's Journal, 8 January 1921

A group of unemployed people gathered outside the offices of the Ministry of Labour at the Rotunda in Dublin.

10 years penal servitude for Sligo nurse, Linda Kearns
Belfast, 1 April 1921 
A court martial in Belfast sentenced a Sligo-based nurse, Linda Kearns, to 10 years penal servitude this week.

Cover of Linda Kearns' book 'In times of peril: leaves from the diary of Nurse Linda Kearns from Easter week, 1916, to Mountjoy, 1921' Photo: Digital Library@Villanova University
Digital Library@Villanova University

Cover of Linda Kearns' book 'In times of peril: leaves from the diary of Nurse Linda Kearns from Easter week, 1916, to Mountjoy, 1921'.

Escalation of coal crisis and what it means for Irish independence
London, 4 April 1921 
Striking coal miners in Britain have been accused of trying to intimidate the government by Sir Robert Horne, President of the Board of Trade.

Wigan miners on strike Photo: Illustrated London News, 9 April 1921
Illustrated London News, 9 April 1921

Wigan miners on strike.

Funeral held for six men killed by police in Cork gunfight
Cork, 28 March 1921 
The funeral took place in Cork yesterday of six young men killed at the Kerry Pike last week.

The funeral procession for the six men killed in Kerry Pike Photo: National Library of Ireland, HOGW 82
National Library of Ireland, HOGW 82

The funeral procession for the six men killed in Kerry Pike.

Teaching of Irish hampered by lack of Irish-speaking teachers
Dublin, 31 March 1921 
Bilingualism is neither sustainable nor desirable, the annual Congress of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) has been told.

A group of students at their school in Armagh c. 1910 Photo: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, D2886/SCH/UNK/002
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, D2886/SCH/UNK/002

A group of students at their school in Armagh c.1910

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