17 January 1921
The National Party announced that it didn’t intend to adopt any further candidates to avoid splitting what was known as the constitutional vote. The party had been founded in August 1917 for those wanted a more right-wing version of the Conservative Party.
Two plain-clothed detectives were shot in Cork following the end of a rugby match, with one dying from his wounds. There were further attacks on the military and police in the city later that day, but no arrests were made.
The Government confirmed that there had been a series of attacks on several police barracks across the County of Tipperary, which was located within the martial law area.