100 Years Ago – 27 December 1920

27 December 1920

Thirty armed individuals raided the printing offices of the Cork Examiner and caused substantial damage to the printing machines and to the production areas. The raiders were in the offices for 25 minutes, but the newspaper said that they hoped to commence printing within a couple of days.

A Select Committee on Members’ Expenses recommended that MPs should receive free first class rail travel between London and their constituency, as well as free postage.

The Forestry Commission, which had been founded in 1919, laid out its arrangement to acquire areas of land from commercial owners that could be turned into forests.