100 Years Ago – 1 January 1921

1 January 1921

Éamon de Valera, who was to become the future President of Ireland, arrived back in Ireland following a lengthy visit to the United States. The politician, who had escaped from Lincoln Prison in 1919, had evaded capture and the British authorities assumed he had sailed from a remote location in Canada.

The Government announced that the price of sugar would be reduced by 1d per lb and the price of flour would also be reduced.

In the New Year’s Honour list, it was confirmed that Sir William Beardmore, Sir Ernest Cable, Matthew Lewis Vaughan-Davies, Sir Horace Brook Marshall and Colonel James Stewart-Mackenzie would be elevated to the House of Lords.