Edition 240 of Century Ireland with all the news from 100 years ago.

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Removing king from Irish constitution would be an invitation to declare a republic
Dublin, 27 September 1922
As Dáil Éireann continues to debate the new Irish constitution, a proposal to remove a reference to the king has been defeated due to it being in breach of the terms of the Anglo-Irish Treaty.The proposal came in the form of an amendment to Article 12 of the proposed constitution which was tabled by George Gavan Duffy, a signatory of the Anglo-Irish treaty.

Portrait of George Gavan Duffy (1882–1951) an Irish politician, barrister and judge. Oil painting by Sir John Lavery RA (1856–1941) Photo: Hugh Lane Gallery
Portrait of George Gavan Duffy (1882–1951) an Irish politician, barrister and judge. Oil painting by Sir John Lavery RA (1856–1941)
Photo: Hugh Lane Gallery

Women removed from Dáil public gallery for protesting against prisoner mistreatment
Dublin, 21 September 1922
On four occasions yesterday, the business of Dáil Éireann was interrupted by shouts from protesting women sitting in the public gallery.

Charlotte Despard and Maud Gonne McBride pictured in early 1921 with members of the Irish Women's Franchise League Photo: Irish Life, 4 February 1922
Charlotte Despard and Maud Gonne McBride pictured in early 1921 with members of the Irish Women's Franchise League
Photo: Irish Life, 4 February 1922

New Irish police force numbers to rise to 4,300
Dublin, 26 September 1922
Membership of the new Irish police force, the Civic Guard, has reached 1,500 officers and men, and it has been proposed to increase this to a maximum of 4,300.

Civic Guard (Garda Síochána) temporary register, 1922-25 Photo: University College Dublin Digital Library
Civic Guard (Garda Síochána) temporary register, 1922-25
Photo: University College Dublin Digital Library

Kerry a hotbed of anti-treaty resistance as fighting continues throughout country
Tralee, 27 September 1922
Co. Kerry is emerging as the one of the principal strongholds of opposition to the Free State army in the ongoing civil war.

Anti-Treaty IRA Prisoner being escorted by National Army patrol in Kerry/West Limerick, 22 July 1922 Photo: National Library of Ireland, HOG106
Anti-Treaty IRA Prisoner being escorted by National Army patrol in Kerry/West Limerick, 22 July 1922
Photo: National Library of Ireland, HOG106

Postal strike enters third week as union commits to continued industrial action
Dublin, 27 September 1922
With the Irish postal strike now in its third week, the Irish Labour Party approached the provisional government with an aim to clearing the logjam and ending the dispute.

Postal strike demonstrations in Cork Photo: Cork Examiner, 21 September 1922
Postal strike demonstrations in Cork
Photo: Cork Examiner, 21 September 1922

Henry Ford, son of famine emigrant, is 'far and away' world’s richest man
New York, 23 September 1922
The son of an Irish famine emigrant to the United States is now ‘far and away’ the world’s richest man.
Henry Ford, whose father left Ballinascarthy in Co. Cork in 1847, has amassed a fortune of £36 million, with an income of nearly £100,000 a day.

Portrait of Henry Ford Photo: National Photo Company Collection. Copyright by Keystone View Co., Inc., of N.Y. 1919
Portrait of Henry Ford
Photo: National Photo Company Collection. Copyright by Keystone View Co., Inc., of N.Y. 1919

Turks recapture Smyrna from Greeks as peace conference is proposed to end dispute
Smyrna, 25 September 1922
Turkish forces have recaptured – and destroyed – the strategically significant port city of Smyrna which is situated on the Aegean coast.

Smyrna. Burnt buildings near the quay Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 1921
Smyrna. Burnt buildings near the quay
Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 1921

Tenor John McCormack returns to Ireland for brief visit
Dun Laoghaire, 21 September 1922
The world famous Irish tenor, John McCormack, is back in Ireland.

John McCormack seated with family. (From left) Cyril, Lily, John and Gwendoline Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, Washington, D.C., April 14 1922
John McCormack seated with family. (From left) Cyril, Lily, John and Gwendoline
Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, Washington, D.C., April 14 1922

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