100 Years Ago – 12 January 1921

12 January 1921

The Society of Friends said that they intended to step up relief work in Ireland, following on from their historic experience with the potato famine. The Society said that they would help all citizens of Ireland, regardless of their religious beliefs, if they were suffering and not receiving assistance from any other source. Sir Hamar Greenwood, the Chief Secretary of Ireland, said that the Government would co-operate with the Society and provide all necessary permits.

The houses of rent collectors in County Wexford were raided by masked and armed men and in most cases their books were seized.

It was announced that Sir Patrick Keith-Murray of Ochtertyre, 8th Baronet, had died. He had served as an officer in the Grenadier Guards and he had made numerous charitable donations in his local area.