Edition 231 of Century Ireland with all the news from 100 years ago.

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Collins and de Valera agree election pact with prospect of future coalition government
Dublin, 22 May 1922
Michael Collins and Éamon de Valera, representing the pro- and anti-treaty factions of Sinn Féin, respectively, have reached an agreement on the holding of an election and the make-up of a future Irish government.

Sinn Féin ard fheis backs Collin-de Valera pact
Dublin, 24 May 1922
The Sinn Féin ard fheis has stressed the importance of organisational unity in the wake of the recent election pact signed by Michael Collins and Éamon de Valera.

Ard fheis in Assembly – Éamon de Valera and Michael Collins greeted by admirers as they enter the Mansion House Photo: Irish Life, 3 June 1922
Ard fheis in Assembly – Éamon de Valera and Michael Collins greeted by admirers as they enter the Mansion House
Photo: Irish Life, 3 June 1922

Curfew introduced across Northern Ireland
Belfast, 26 May 1922
In the face of mounting violence across the region, the government of Northern Ireland has introduced a curfew order to apply across the six counties.
The curfew will apply from 11 pm to 5 am from 31 May; permits issued by the police in each district will be valid for that district only.

Century Ireland Issue 231 - Incendiary fires in Belfast Photo: Cork Examiner, 23 May 1922
Incendiary fires in Belfast
Photo: Cork Examiner, 23 May 1922

Southern Protestants appeal for protection from the 'brutal anarchy of mob law'
Dublin, 30 May 1922
Protestants in the Free State require ‘fair play’ from their ‘fellow countrymen’, the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, Dr John Gregg, has said.

Century Ireland Issue 231 - Portrait of Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, Dr. John Allen Fitzgerald Gregg Photo: National Portrait Gallery
Portrait of Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, Dr. John Allen Fitzgerald Gregg
Photo: National Portrait Gallery

Northern Irish ban of IRA and Cumann na mBan after MP shot on Belfast Street
Belfast, 24 May 1922
Four Irish republican organisations have been banned by the government of Northern Ireland.
This comes in the wake of the murder on a Belfast Street of William J. Twaddell, member of Belfast Corporation and West Belfast MP in the Northern Irish parliament, on 22 May.

Century Ireland Issue 231 - Image of murdered MP W.J. Twaddell Photo: Belfast Newsletter, 23 May 1922
Image of murdered MP W.J. Twaddell
Photo: Belfast Newsletter, 23 May 1922

Genoa conference ends with Lloyd George warning to Russia
Genoa, 20 May 1922
The British Prime Minister, David Lloyd George, has warned Russia against trampling on principles that were deeply rooted in European life.

French, English and Italian Delegates at Genoa Conference, (L to R) Sir R. Horne, L. George, Sir L. Worthington- Evans, Signor Facta, and M. Barthou Photo: The Illustrated London News, 22 April 1922
French, English and Italian Delegates at Genoa Conference, (L to R) Sir R. Horne, L. George, Sir L. Worthington- Evans, Signor Facta, and M. Barthou
Photo: The Illustrated London News, 22 April 1922

Joseph McGuinness, veteran of 1916 Rising, dies of pneumonia
31 May 1922
Joseph McGuinness, the Sinn Féin TD for Longford-Westmeath, died today, after contracting pneumonia a short time ago.

Century Ireland Issue 231 - Joseph McGuinness election poster Photo: South Dublin Libraries
Joseph McGuinness election poster
Photo: South Dublin Libraries

New Irish Farmers’ Party founded
Dublin, 26 May 1922
Ireland has a new political party. The Farmers’ Party was formed following a meeting of the executive council of the Irish Farmers’ Union (IFU) in Dublin. At this meeting a resolution was endorsed advising county associations to put forward candidates with agricultural interests in the forthcoming election.

A planographic print from 1922 of a cartoon by the artist Coll. The Farmers' Party, political wing of the Irish Farmers' Union referred to here, won 7 seats in Dáil Éireann in the 1922 General Election Photo: National Library of Ireland, 1922
A planographic print from 1922 of a cartoon by the artist Coll. The Farmers' Party, political wing of the Irish Farmers' Union referred to here, won 7 seats in Dáil Éireann in the 1922 General Election
Photo: National Library of Ireland, 1922

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