100 Years Ago – 29 December 1920

29 December 1920

Constance Markievicz, the first female MP in Westminster, was sentenced to two years hard labour on a charge of criminal conspiracy.

Rail workers in Ireland who had been dismissed a few months before for refusing to carry Crown forces and munitions were allowed to return to work. This also mean a restoration of services on the lines.

A police constable and a soldier were attacked near to Dublin Castle by six men, with the policeman being left unconscious. With the help of the soldier, who was also injured, the men were able to get to hospital with the assistance of civilians.

The press reported that although the trade agreement between the UK and Russia had yet to be ratified, numerous large contracts had been placed by the Russians. This included a contract given to one British engineering company to repair Russian rolling stock and another contract given to a company in Northern England for a large quantity of cloth.