24 December 1920
The King’s Speech in the House of Lords confirmed the intentions of the Government for the following session of Parliament. It included furthering peace in Europe and around the world, assisting in the resolution of peace in Greece, the recommencement of trade with Russia and to bring into place measures for the introduction of the new Government of India Act.
It was confirmed that Constable William Jones, of Newtownbarry in County Wexford, had been shot dead in a public house in the town. The authorities said that three armed and masked men entered the pub before killing the Constable.
The Government announced that a raid at a monastery in Dublin led to the discovery of one revolver and eighty rounds of ammunition.