100 Years Ago – 7 January 1921

7 January 1921

The Government pressed ahead with measures to introduce a Southern Parliament in Ireland and it was noted that Sinn Fein would either not be taking part in the elections, or it was thought by some that they might decide to at the last moment.

The press reported news from Dublin that Éamon de Valera said that any peace negotiations from the British must recognise Ireland as an independent nation.

Twenty Metropolitan Mayors met at the Mansion House in London to discuss how to help the unemployed in the city who needed financial assistance. It was agreed that a committee would be formed to draft an appeal to colliery owners, manufacturers and firms to help with the supply of coal, blankets, boots and food to help those in greatest need.