Edition 239 of Century Ireland with all the news from 100 years ago.

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Cosgrave elected president as a third Dáil finally convenes
Dublin, 11 September 1922
William T. Cosgrave has been elected the new President of the Provisional Government.

View of the parliament in session. Standing on the left is General Mulcahy, and on the front bench is Mr Cosgrave, the new president Photo: Irish Life, September 1922
View of the parliament in session. Standing on the left is General Mulcahy, and on the front bench is Mr Cosgrave, the new president
Photo: Irish Life, September 1922

Mulcahy sets out conditions for peace as Dáil backs government actions in civil war
Dublin, 13 September 1922
The new Dáil has voted by a margin of 54 to 15 to approve the action the government has 'taken, and is taking, to assert and vindicate the authority of the Parliament.'

This is Richard (Risteárd) Mulcahy and his wife Josephine (or Min) Ryan, who was a teacher and political activist Photo: National Library of Ireland, HOG66
Richard (Risteárd) Mulcahy and his wife Josephine (or Min) Ryan, who was a teacher and political activist
Photo: National Library of Ireland, HOG66

Destruction of bridges, railway lines and businesses continue
Cork, 12 September 1922
Reports from across the country indicate that attacks on homes, businesses and key infrastructure such as bridges and railways continue.

The town of Dundalk in the early 20th century – four bridges around the town have been destroyed by so-called Irregulars in recent days Photo: National Library of Ireland, L_ROY_03775
The town of Dundalk in the early 20th century – four bridges around the town have been destroyed by so-called Irregulars in recent days
Photo: National Library of Ireland, L_ROY_03775

Postal strike begins as workers refuse reduction in wages
Dublin, 13 September 1922
A full-scale postal strike began yesterday when, in the Dublin area, just under 2,000 workers did not show up for work.

Shot from W.D. Hogan of various stamps Photo: National Library of Ireland, HOG226
Shot from W.D. Hogan of various stamps
Photo: National Library of Ireland, HOG226

Disturbing evidence of ‘devilish practice’ of killing men without trial heard at inquest
Dublin, 12 September 1922
The coroner’s inquest into the killing of two young men, both members of the Irregulars, has begun in St Michael's Hospital in Dun Laoghaire.

Detail of an anti-Free State propaganda drawing depicting the 'midnight assassins' who killed Harry Boland. The drawing compares the killing to the actions of the Black and Tans Photo: National Library of Ireland, PD 3076 TX 11(B)
Detail of an anti-Free State propaganda drawing depicting the 'midnight assassins' who killed Harry Boland. The drawing compares the killing to the actions of the Black and Tans
Photo: National Library of Ireland, PD 3076 TX 11(B)

League of Nations hears of disarmament progress
Geneva, 9 September 1922
The Third Assembly of the League of Nations in Geneva has heard that all of the armies of Europe have, as a whole, reduced in size by 25%. This was brought about for economic rather than idealistic reasons.

German U-boat destroying armed British trawler during the Great War Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 1921
German U-boat destroying armed British trawler during the Great War
Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 1921

One Ireland, two time-zones
Dublin, 13 September 1922
Ireland, having recently been partitioned politically, is now set to have two different time zones on the island.

Summer swimming: two little children, George and Mary Mahon, bathing at the seaside. Photo: National Library of Ireland, CLON1319
Summer swimming: two little children, George and Mary Mahon, bathing at the seaside.
Photo: National Library of Ireland, CLON1319

Grand nephew of Robert Emmet finally laid to rest in Ireland
Dublin, 16 September 1922
More than three years after his death in the United States, the remains of Dr Thomas A. Emmet have been returned to Ireland and interred in Glasnevin Cemetery.

Trial of Robert Emmet. Emmet replying to the verdict of high treason, Sept. 19, 1803 Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Trial of Robert Emmet. Emmet replying to the verdict of high treason, Sept. 19, 1803
Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

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