Edition 222 of Century Ireland with all the news from 100 years ago.

The main stories include:

Dublin Castle 'surrendered’ by the British into the 'hands of the Irish nation’
Dublin, 23 January 1922
Dublin Castle, for several centuries the seat of British rule in Ireland, has been handed over to Irish control.

Provisional government is formed and begin work of taking control of Irish affairs
Dublin, 17 January 1922
The Provisional Government of the Irish Free State has begun the process of taking control of Irish affairs.

Century Ireland Issue 222 - An image of the proceedings in the Mansion house on 15 January Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 28 January 1922
An image of the proceedings in the Mansion house on 15 January
Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 28 January 1922

Collins and Craig strike deal in London to ease north-south tensions
London, 23 January 1922
Michael Collins, Irish Minister for Finance, and James Craig, Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, have made a pact to ease tensions between north and south and to work together on issues of mutual interest and concern.

Century Ireland Issue 222 -  Michael Collins (left) and James Craig Photo: NLI and NPG
Michael Collins (left) and James Craig
Photo: NLI and NPG

Evacuation of British crown forces from Ireland begins
Dublin, 21 January 1922
The evacuation by British crown forces from Ireland began yesterday.

Century Ireland Issue 222 - Loading of a military lorry onto a boat at East Wall. Photo: Irish Life, January 27th 1922, p.13.
Loading of a military lorry onto a boat at East Wall.
Photo: Irish Life, January 27th 1922, p.13.

Cumann na mBan emphatically rejects Anglo-Irish Treaty
Sinn Féin expected to split soon
Dublin, 12 January 1922
Cumann na mBan has voted to oppose the Anglo-Irish Treaty signed in London last month and ratified on 7 January by Dáil Éireann.

Irish Race Congress in Paris attracts delegates from across the world
Paris, 24 January 1922
The Irish Race Congress opened in Paris yesterday.
About 200 delegates and visitors attended the event that was held in the salle des fêtes of the Continental Hotel.

Delegates from Ireland at the Irish Race Congress. L-R: Sean T. O'Kelly, child, Mary MacSwiney, Éamon de Valera, unknown, Constance Markievicz and Lord Ashbourne Photo: National Library, NPA RPH11
Delegates from Ireland at the Irish Race Congress. L-R: Sean T. O'Kelly, child, Mary MacSwiney, Éamon de Valera, unknown, Constance Markievicz and Lord Ashbourne
Photo: National Library, NPA RPH11

Southern unionists give backing to new Free State government
Dublin, 20 January 1922
Southern Unionists have given their support to the new Provisional Government of the Irish Free State.

Notable southern Protestants who attended the meeting in Dublin yesterday. L-R: Lord Powerscourt, Bertram Barthom, Commander Gaisford St Lawrence and M.V. Blacker Douglas. Photo: Irish Independent, 20 January 1922
Notable southern Protestants who attended the meeting in Dublin yesterday. L-R: Lord Powerscourt, Bertram Barthom, Commander Gaisford St Lawrence and M.V. Blacker Douglas.
Photo: Irish Independent, 20 January 1922

Catholic world in mourning over death of Pope Benedict XV
Rome, 24 January 1922
The Catholic world is in mourning following the death of Pope Benedict XV, who had been reported as suffering from a cold in recent days.

Century Ireland 222 - Pope Benedict XV c 1914 Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Pope Benedict XV c 1914
Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

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