100 Years Ago – 2 May 1920

2 May 1920

There were continued disturbances in Limerick, with the British army clashing with citizens of the city. Initially stones and bricks were thrown at the soldiers and then there was a gunshot, with the military firing back. There were no casualties, but there were fears that the situation could escalate.

A planned go-slow ordered by the National Union of Railwaymen fell apart in London, as the railway staff didn’t take part and so rail services went ahead nearly as usual. The Sunday Post reported that “trains ran as usual, indicators blithely indicated, porters shut doors, crossed lines and seemed to be as unconcerned with the possibilities of generally retarding the wheels of transport as they might have been with the spinning of the earth on its axis”.