100 Years Ago – 16 May 1920

16 May 2020

James Dalton, a member of Sinn Fein, was shot dead near to his home at 5, Clare Street in Limerick. He had worked at the Limerick Gasworks for a number of years and was killed by a group of men who had revolvers. No arrests were ever made and the rumours that he was acting a spy for the British were later found unlikely to be true.

The French Government announced that they were withdrawing from the neutral zone on the right-hand bank of the Rhine, which included the German cities of Frankfurt, Darmstadt and Kassel.