100 Years Ago – 3 December 1920

3 December 1920

Constance de Markievicz, the MP for Dublin St. Patrick’s and the first female MP in the House of Commons, was charged at a court martial in the city of conspiring to encourage organisations which killed members of the police force. She rejected the jurisdiction of the court amidst the growing crisis of the Irish question.

A ban was served on Daniel Mannix, the Archbishop of Melbourne, who had displeased the Government following his comments on Irish independence. He was prohibited from visiting Bootle, where he had been invited to speak, as well as any other place in Merseyside.

The authorities of the Houses of Parliament confirmed that they were installing a telephone network in the Palace as part of a strategic network of phones to help respond to any emergencies.