Edition 216 of Century Ireland with all the news from 100 years ago.

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British Prime Minister to face vote of censure for negotiating with Irish republicans
London, 31 October 1921
The British Prime Minister, David Lloyd George, is to face a vote of censure in the House of Commons owing to his decision to enter into and continue with negotiations with the leaders of Sinn Féin.

Century Ireland 216, David Lloyd George Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 15 October 1921
David Lloyd George Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 15 October 1921

Peace conference continues despite furore over de Valera telegram to Vatican
London, 25 October 1921
The peace negotiations are continuing in London, despite tension in recent days over communications from King George V and Éamon de Valera to Pope Benedict XV. Mr de Valera had taken issue with language used by the monarch in his message to the Pontiff and responded by sending a telegram of his own to the Vatican to clarify the nature of the relationship between Britain and Ireland and the source of the troubles between the two.

Century Ireland 216, Some of the Irish delegates arriving at Downing Street Photo: Illustrated London News, 29 October 1921
Some of the Irish delegates arriving at Downing Street Photo: Illustrated London News, 29 October 1921

New Archbishop of Dublin addresses the evil of Dublin's housing situation
Dublin, 28 October 1921
Edward Byrne has been formally enthroned as the new Archbishop of Dublin at the Pro-Cathedral where a canonical procession was held yesterday.

The new Archbishop of Dublin leaving the Pro-Cathedral after the ceremony Photo: Irish Life, 4 November 1921
The new Archbishop of Dublin leaving the Pro-Cathedral after the ceremony Photo: Irish Life, 4 November 1921

Linda Kearns and three others escape from Mountjoy Gaol
Dublin, 31 October 1921
In what is being described as one of the most sensational events in the annals of Irish prison history, four female prisoners escaped from Mountjoy Gaol yesterday. The escapees have been named as Linda Kearns, Eithne Coyle, Mae Burke and Eileen Keogh.

First anniversary of Terence MacSwiney’s death marked in Cork and London
Cork, 24 October 1921
The first anniversary of the death of hunger strikers Terence MacSwiney, Michael Fitzgerald and Joseph Murphy has been marked with a solemn Requiem High Mass in the cathedral in Cork.

Terence MacSwiney Photo: National Library of Ireland
Terence MacSwiney Photo: National Library of Ireland

Boycott of Belfast goods 'an abominable crime'
Belfast, 30 October 1921
The Minister for Home Affairs in the Government of Northern Ireland, Sir Richard Dawson Bates, has described the boycott of Belfast goods as an ‘abominable crime’ and a disgrace to those responsible for the administration of law and order.

High Street, Belfast Photo: National Library of Ireland, L_CAB_02415
High Street, Belfast Photo: National Library of Ireland, L_CAB_02415


1,600 attend Sinn Féin Ard Fheis but journalists asked to leave
Dublin, 28 October 1921
Over 1,600 delegates attended the opening of the 13th Sinn Féin Ard Fheis at the Mansion House in Dublin yesterday.
Éamon de Valera, who was re-elected as the party’s president, described the gathering as a ‘meeting in miniature of the nation’.

Century Ireland 216, Delegates arriving for the Sinn Féin Ard-Fheis Photo: Freeman's Journal, 28 October 1921
Delegates arriving for the Sinn Féin Ard-Fheis Photo: Freeman's Journal, 28 October 1921

Revolution in Portugal sees Prime Minister and cabinet members assassinated
Lisbon, 23 October 1921
Portugal is in a state of turmoil following the execution of Prime Minister António Granjo along with four other members of his cabinet on 19 October. Granjo’s government had been removed from office earlier that day.

Century Ireland 216, António Granjo, Portuguese Prime Minister, was assassinated in Lisbon Photo: 'As Constituintes de 1911 e os seus Deputados' via Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal
António Granjo, Portuguese Prime Minister, was assassinated in Lisbon Photo: 'As Constituintes de 1911 e os seus Deputados' via Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal

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