100 Years Ago – 31 May 1920

31 May 1920

Large floods caused loss of life and property around Louth, with 23 people being killed in just twenty minutes. The media widely reported the floods, which had taken place on 29 May, had also killed four firemen who were lost along with their fire engine.

The Irish Labour Party confirmed after a meeting of their executive that they would support the railwaymen who had gone on strike because they didn’t want to handle British munitions.

The media reported that 50 hunger strikers who had been released from Wormwood Scrubs in London had arrived back in Dublin.