Edition 238 of Century Ireland with all the news from 100 years ago.

The main stories include:

Michael Collins slain in west Cork ambush
Michael Collins, TD, Chairman of the Provisional Government and Commander-in-Chief of the National Army, has been killed in an ambush in west Cork.

Century Ireland Issue 238 - Micheal Collins Le Petit Journal Photo: National Library of Ireland
Illustration on front cover of 'Le Petit Journal illustré', depicting the assassination of Michael Collins
Photo: National Library of Ireland, 3 September, 1922

Collins loss the 'greatest blow' to Ireland in ‘all her sad history’
26 August 1922
The death of Michael Collins is the ‘greatest blow that Ireland has sustained in all her sad history’, according to the Kerry TD, Piaras Béaslaí.

Century Ireland Issue 238 - Michael Collins Cartoon FJ
Illustration by Ernest Forbes depicting a woman [Hibernia, a representation of Ireland], prostrate with grief following the death of Michael Collins
.Photo: National Library of Ireland, 24th August 1922

Funeral procession for Michael Collins one of the largest ever witnessed in Dublin
Dublin, 29 August 1922
After one of the largest funeral processions ever witnessed in Dublin, the body of Michael Collins has been laid to rest at Glasnevin Cemetery.

The coffin of the Michael Collins is taken from the Pro-Cathedral in Dublin following his funeral mass and prior to the interment at Glasnevin Cemetery. Photo: National Library of Ireland, 28 August1922
The coffin of the Michael Collins is taken from the Pro-Cathedral in Dublin following his funeral mass and prior to the interment at Glasnevin Cemetery.
Photo: National Library of Ireland, 28 August1922

Collins’s brother tells of abduction and release by Irregulars en route to funeral
Clonakilty, 25 August 1922
Seán Collins, brother of the late General Michael Collins, has recounted the story of his abduction and release by Irregulars as he made his own way from Cork to Dublin to attend his brother’s funeral.

Seán Collins beside the coffin of his brother Michael on 27 August 1922 Photo: National Library of Ireland, INDH280
Seán Collins beside the coffin of his brother Michael on 27 August 1922
Photo: National Library of Ireland, INDH280

Bishop denounces recent Red Cross murders in Kerry
Killarney, 30 August 1922
The Bishop of Kerry, Charles O’Sullivan, has condemned the murder of two young members of the Red Cross during the past week as a ‘revolting crime’.

Injured soldier being cared for by the Red Cross on the South Western Front during the Irish Civil War, 25 July 1922
Photo: National Library of Ireland, HOG216

New report reveals soaring cost of living in Ireland
Dublin, 24 August 1922
The cost of living in Ireland for the ‘wage earning classes’ has increased by 85.2% between July 1914 and June 1922.

Daily Bread in the Irish Civil War Photo: National Library of Ireland, HOG11
Daily Bread in the Irish Civil War
Photo: National Library of Ireland, HOG11

Report on Northern Irish education system regrets absence of Catholic input
Belfast, 26 August 1922
An interim report on the future of the Northern Irish education system has been prepared by the Unionist MP, Robert Lynn.

Crossmaglen Road School, County Armagh Photo: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 9th November 1907
Crossmaglen Road School, County Armagh
Photo: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, 9th November 1907

Tuam townspeople on verge of starvation as destruction of bridges prevents transport of food
Tuam, 30 August 1922
4,000 people in and around the town of Tuam, Co. Galway, are faced with starvation owing to the inability of local merchants to replenish their dwindling supplies of provisions.

A view of the Market Square in Tuam ca. 1900 Photo: National Library of Ireland, LROY 06758
A view of the Market Square in Tuam ca. 1900
Photo: National Library of Ireland, LROY 06758

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