100 Years Ago – 19 December 1920

19 December 1920

Peace negotiations in Ireland broke down with David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister, saying that “the door had been closed” and that the UK would not recognise the Irish Republic which was one of the demands made by Sinn Fein.

The Government confirmed that two military lorries had been ambushed between Mitchelstown in County Cork and Galbally in County Limerick. Two soldiers in the lorries were killed, with two injured and the vehicles were also destroyed.