Edition 227 of Century Ireland with all the news from 100 years ago.

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New Collins-Craig pact brings peace to Ireland
London, 5 April 1922
A pact has been agreed in London between the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, Sir James Craig, and the Chairman of the Provisional Government in Dublin, Michael Collins. The opening line of the agreement reads: 'Peace is today declared'

Cartoon depicting the different issues around violence in Belfast Photo: Sunday Independent, 12 March 1922
Cartoon depicting the different issues around violence in Belfast
Photo: Sunday Independent, 12 March 1922

Well-known Catholic family slaughtered in attack on Belfast home
Perpetrators of the massacre are said to have worn uniforms
Belfast, 31 March 1922
Six Catholics were killed following a sectarian attack that took place in a family home in Belfast on 24 March.

Controversial IRA convention goes ahead despite being ‘forbidden’ by Arthur Griffith
Critics accuse anti-treaty IRA leaders of assuming role of ‘military dictators’
Dublin, 3 April 1922
Anti-treaty members of the IRA held a convention on 26 March in Dublin’s Mansion House at which they reaffirmed their allegiance to the Irish Republic.

Portrait of Commandant Rory O'Connor addressing members of the Dublin City Brigade I.R.A. at Smithfield, Dublin Photo: National Library of Ireland, NPA POLF220
Portrait of Commandant Rory O'Connor addressing members of the Dublin City Brigade I.R.A. at Smithfield, Dublin
Photo: National Library of Ireland, NPA POLF220

Disbandment of RIC begins with many policemen expected to move overseas
Cork, 5 April 1922
The disbandment of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) has begun and is expected to be complete by 31 May.

The last officers of the Royal Irish Constabulary at the depot in Phoenix Park Photo: Irish Life, 24 March 1922. Full collection of Irish Life available in the National Library of Ireland
The last officers of the Royal Irish Constabulary at the depot in Phoenix Park
Photo: Irish Life, 24 March 1922. Full collection of Irish Life available in the National Library of Ireland

Are treaty tensions hampering the rebuilding of Cork City?
Cork, 25 March 1922
The Lord Mayor of Cork, Dónal O'Callaghan, has rejected a charge by J.J. Walsh, Postmaster General for Ireland, that Cork Corporation is responsible for holding up the rebuilding of the sections of the city destroyed by crown forces in December 1920.

Who Burnt Cork City? Graphic from a report on the destruction of the city published by the Irish Labour Party & Trade Union Congress in 1921 Photo: Warwick Digital Collection
Who Burnt Cork City? Graphic from a report on the destruction of the city published by the Irish Labour Party & Trade Union Congress in 1921
Photo: Warwick Digital Collection

Girl killed in raid on Mayo home
Curragown, 4 April 1922
Seven men have been arrested in connection with the killing of a young girl during a raid on her home on 28 March.

A map of Mayo with Straide (spelled Strade) in the centre Photo: © 2000 by Cartography Associates
A map of Mayo with Straide (spelled Strade) in the centre
Photo: © 2000 by Cartography Associates

Plans for 198 badly needed houses in Dublin but how will they be funded and built?
Questions raised over plans for 198 badly needed houses in Dublin
Dublin, 24 March 1922
Dublin Corporation has been challenged on plans to provide badly needed new houses for working people in the city.

People standing outside a Dublin tenement Photo: Dublin City Library and Archive
People standing outside a Dublin tenement
Photo: Dublin City Library and Archive

Start of summer time brightens Irish lives
Dublin, 25 March 1922
Summer time will start tomorrow morning at 2 am in keeping with a British government order of 15 March 1922.

Summer scenes in Dublin Photo: Irish Life, 27 May 1921. Full collection of Irish Life available in the National Library of Ireland.
Summer scenes in DublinPhoto: Irish Life, 27 May 1921.
Full collection of Irish Life available in the National Library of Ireland.

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