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No conscription without Home Rule, says Bonar Law
Andrew Bonar Law, Chancellor of the Exchequer Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

No conscription without Home Rule, says Bonar Law

Westminster, 10 May 1918 - The British Chancellor of the Exchequer, Andrew Bonar Law, has informed the House of Commons that the Order in Council for Irish conscription will not be made until the Home Rule bill is introduced.

Meanwhile, the anti-conscription campaign shows no sign of easing up as money continues to flow into the coffers of its National Defence Fund, which now totals approximately £76,754 for 269 parishes out of a total of 1,115 in the whole of Ireland.

[Editor's note: This is an article from Century Ireland, a fortnightly online newspaper, written from the perspective of a journalist 100 years ago, based on news reports of the time.]


Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.