Edition 236 of Century Ireland with all the news from 100 years ago.

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Harry Boland killed while 'resisting arrest'
Dublin, 5 August 1922
The funeral of Sinn Féin anti-treaty TD, Harry Boland has taken place in Dublin. Boland died recently of wounds sustained while allegedly resisting arrest by national forces in Skerries.

Portrait of Harry Boland, T.D killed in the Grand Hotel Skerries, July 30th 1922 Photo: National Library of Ireland
Portrait of Harry Boland, T.D killed in the Grand Hotel Skerries, July 30th 1922
Photo: National Library of Ireland

‘There is enough of Irish blood shed’ – archbishop calls for end to ‘no glory’ war
Tuam, 31 July 1922
The Archbishop of Tuam, Thomas Gilmartin, has appealed to the young men engaged in fighting against the National army to lay down their arms and pursue a ‘constitutional way of ending this conflict.

An exterior view of St Jarlath´s Cathedral, Tuam in 1911 Photo: National Archives of Ireland
An exterior view of St Jarlath´s Cathedral, Tuam in 1911
Photo: National Archives of Ireland

Mixed reports on civil war progress as Republicans accuse Free State forces of playing England’s game
Limerick, 7 August 1922
Irregular forces have mounted an attack on Bruree, Co. Limerick and, according to the official anti-treaty IRA bulletin published in the Cork Examiner, they have achieved some success.

A prisoner under escort at the South Western Front during the Irish Civil War Photo: National Library of Ireland, 22 July 1922
A prisoner under escort at the South Western Front during the Irish Civil War
Photo: National Library of Ireland, 22 July 1922

Criticism of prisoner flogging in north leads to clampdown on Freeman’s Journal
Belfast, 7 August 1922
The Northern Ireland Home Office has moved to stop the circulation of the Freeman’s Journal and Evening Telegraph newspapers in the six-county area, accusing these titles of ‘gross attacks of a highly criminal character’.

A cartoon showing Winston Churchill discussing the brutal 'law and order' being experienced in Belfast Photo: Sunday Independent, 19 February 1922
A cartoon showing Winston Churchill discussing the brutal 'law and order' being experienced in Belfast
Photo: Sunday Independent, 19 February 1922

Labour congress calls for end to press censorship aimed at creating atmosphere of hate
Dublin, 9 August 1922
A resolution demanding the withdrawal of Irish press censorship was passed yesterday by the Irish Labour Party and Trades Union Congress on the grounds that it interfered with the liberty and freedom of newspapers.

Thomas Johnson, Secretary, Irish Labour Party and Trades Union Congress (left) chatting with two of the of the delegates at the Labour Congress in Dublin. Photo: Freeman's Journal, 8 August 1922
Thomas Johnson, Secretary, Irish Labour Party and Trades Union Congress (left) chatting with two of the of the delegates at the Labour Congress in Dublin.
Photo: Freeman's Journal, 8 August 1922

Proposal to extend Marino housing scheme would see building of up to 1,500 new houses
Dublin, 14 August 1922
Dublin Corporation is considering extending its housing plans for the Marino area to provide for the construction of up to 1,500 new homes.

A housing development in Clontarf, Co. Dublin Photo: Cork Examiner, 29 March 1921
A housing development in Clontarf, Co. Dublin
Photo: Cork Examiner, 29 March 1921

Gavan Duffy resigns from the provisional Irish government
Dublin, 8 August 1922
George Gavan Duffy, one of the negotiators of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, resigned his position as Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Irish provisional government.

Photograph of George Gavan Duffy taken from a group shot from 1921 Photo: National Library of Ireland
Photograph of George Gavan Duffy taken from a group shot from 1921
Photo: National Library of Ireland

Destroyed during the rising, Clerys department store to re-open
Dublin, 9 August 1922
Six years after it was destroyed in the fighting of Easter week, 1916, one of Dublin city’s most prominent department stores, Clerys, is set to re-open.

late 1800s postcard of Imperial Hotel & Cleary's department store in Lower Sackville Street, Dublin, published before the 1916 Easter Rising when the hotel was virtually destroyed during the rebellion Photo: Image courtesy of Aida Yared
Late 1800s postcard of Imperial Hotel & Cleary's department store in Lower Sackville Street, Dublin, published before the 1916 Easter Rising when the hotel was virtually destroyed during the rebellion
Photo: Image courtesy of Aida Yared

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