Edition 233 of Century Ireland with all the news from 100 years ago.

The main stories include:

Sir Henry Wilson assassinated in London in alleged IRA attack
London, 23 June 1922
Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson, MP and the current chief military advisor to the Northern Ireland government, was assassinated yesterday outside his London residence.

Century Ireland 233 - Image from Henry Wilson's Funeral Photo: Illustrated London News, 1st July 1922
Image from Henry Wilson's Funeral
Photo: Illustrated London News, 1st July 1922

Six Protestants murdered in farmhouse raids near Newry
Newry, 22 June 1922
With violence continuing across Northern Ireland, an inquest has opened into the murder of seven Protestants – six men and a woman – near Newry.

Sketches of some of the victims of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland Photo: The Illustrated London News, June 24 1922
Sketches of some of the victims of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland
Photo: The Illustrated London News, June 24 1922

Churchill calls for end to treaty-defying Four Courts occupation after Wilson assassination
London, 27 June 1922
Winston Churchill, Secretary of State for the Colonies, has expressed his 'disgust' at the refusal of the anti-treaty IRA, headquartered at the Four Courts, to condemn the assassination of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson.

Site of Henry Wilson assentation Photo: The Illustrated London News,1st of July 1922
Site of Henry Wilson assentation
Photo: The Illustrated London News,1st of July 1922

Official account of deaths of three Catholic men in Cushendall disputed
Belfast, 26 June 1922
A coroner investigating the killing of three young Catholic men in Cushendall, Co. Antrim, has been ordered by the Belfast government to conduct the inquests without juries.

The village of Cushendall, C. Antrim, where the killings of the three men took place Photo: National Library of Ireland
The village of Cushendall, C. Antrim, where the killings of the three men took place
Photo: National Library of Ireland

Draft of new Irish constitution is published by Free State government
Dublin, 22 June 1922
The Provisional Government of Ireland has published a draft constitution.
Under the Anglo-Irish Treaty signed in December 1921 in London and ratified by the Dáil in January, the provisional government was afforded the right to construct its own constitution, albeit one constrained by the terms agreed in the treaty.

Sketch of Darrell Figgis Photo: Irish Life, 10 March 1922
Sketch of Darrell Figgis
Photo: Irish Life, 10 March 1922

Meeting of unemployed in Dublin hears calls for ‘direct action’ and a workers’ army
Dublin, 28 June 1922
The Round Room of the Mansion House was yesterday the setting for a gathering of hundreds of unemployed men and women who were urged to take action to bring about social and political change.

A view of Fermoy, Co. Cork, one of the many towns where the local economy has been hit by the evacuation of British troops Photo: National Library of Ireland
A view of Fermoy, Co. Cork, one of the many towns where the local economy has been hit by the evacuation of British troops
Photo: National Library of Ireland

Free State decides – pro-treaty TDs set to be make up largest group in new Dáil
Labour and farmers’ candidates also performs strongly
Dublin, 28 June 1922
The people of the Irish Free State have spoken and the membership of the next Dáil has been decided.

Cartoon on voting Photo: Sunday Independent, 18 June 1922
Cartoon on voting
Photo: Sunday Independent, 18 June 1922

Tyrone woman deserted on wedding day wins claim for ‘breach of promise’
Omagh, 15 June 1922
A Co. Tyrone woman has been awarded £450 damages and costs after a judge found an ex-soldier guilty of a breach of promise of marriage.

Omagh, Co. Tyrone, where both Kathleen Donnelly and George Evans were from Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 23 December 1921
Omagh, Co. Tyrone, where both Kathleen Donnelly and George Evans were from
Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 23 December 1921

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