Edition 226 of Century Ireland with all the news from 100 years ago.

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St Patrick's Day celebrated around the world, but Dev warns of civil war threat
Dublin, 18 March 1922
St Patrick's Day has been celebrated across the country and overseas.
In Dublin, amidst spring conditions and occasional bursts of sunshine, a special feature of this year’s festivities was the historic first trooping of the colour of the new Irish Army.

Limerick steps back from 'brink of civil war’ after mayor’s intervention
Limerick, 13 March 1922
A potential crisis has been averted in Limerick after an agreement was reached between pro- and anti-treaty forces in the city.

Anti-treaty forces in Limerick Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 18 March 1922
Anti-treaty forces in Limerick
Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 18 March 1922

Ireland is better now than this time last year, Collins tells Cork crowd at St Patrick’s Day rally
Cork, 18 March 1922
The condition of Ireland on St Patrick Day in 1922 was far better and politically brighter than it was at the same time in 1921, Michael Collins, Chairman of the Provisional Government, told a large public meeting in Skibbereen, Co. Cork yesterday.

Century Ireland 226 - Collins addressing a crowd in Skibbereen on St Patrick's Day Photo: Freeman's Journal, 21 March 1922
Collins addressing a crowd in Skibbereen on St Patrick's Day
Photo: Freeman's Journal, 21 March 1922

Flogging among the special powers to be invested in Ulster government by new bill
Belfast, 22 March 1922
The Parliament of Northern Ireland, which reconvened in recent days, is considering the introduction of special measures to deal with the escalating unrest and disorder in the six counties.

Century Ireland 226 -  Cartoon showing James Craig and his reaction to the perceived threat from Catholics in Ulster Photo: Sunday Independent, 26 March 1922
Cartoon showing James Craig and his reaction to the perceived threat from Catholics in Ulster
Photo: Sunday Independent, 26 March 1922

Minister rejects allegation that new police force will be party political
Dublin, 10 March 1922
Eamonn Duggan, Minister for Home Affairs, has defended the actions of the provisional government in organising a new police force by saying that they have a duty to the people of Ireland to maintain peace and order in the country.

Century Ireland 226 - Recruits to the new civic guard at the central hall in the RDS, which has been converted to a dormitory Photo: Irish Independent, 8 March 1922
Recruits to the new civic guard at the central hall in the RDS, which has been converted to a dormitory
Photo: Irish Independent, 8 March 1922

Maud Gonne MacBride issues public letter to Cumann na mBan as new pro-treaty women’s group is founded
Dublin, 11 March 1922
Maud Gonne MacBride has issued an open letter to members of Cumann na mBan calling on them to use their influence to ‘put down bitterness and dissensions that would rob Ireland of the fruit of the victories she has won’ in recent years.

Century Ireland Issue 226 - Maud Gonne MacBride c. 1900 Photo: George Eastman Museum
Maud Gonne MacBride c. 1900
Photo: George Eastman Museum

Treaty factions set sail for the U.S. in a bid to woo American opinion
London, 15 March 1922
Rival pro- and anti-treaty representatives have embarked for the United States in an effort to explain their position to American audiences.

Century Ireland 226 - The Aquitania on which both factions are sailing to the United States Photo: Library of Congress
The Aquitania on which both factions are sailing to the United States
Photo: Library of Congress

Edwin Montagu resigns as Secretary of State for India
London, 10 March 1922
Edwin Montagu has resigned as British Secretary of State for India, an office he has held since 1917.

Century Ireland 226 - Edwin Montagu, former British Secretary of State for India Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 17 July 1920
Edwin Montagu, former British Secretary of State for India
Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 17 July 1920

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