100 Years Ago – 22 January 1921

22 January 1921

Arrangements were being made to launch the new Ulster Parliament and it was expected that the unionists would win a majority, meaning Sir Edward Carson would take the Premiership. He was to later turn down this offer, with the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland being Sir James Craig.

Amid continuing anger and complaint, the British Cabinet said that it supported the decisions made by the Postmaster General to increase the costs of phone lines in a bid to make the service self-sufficient.

Seven police and army barracks in Tipperary were attacked and in some cases hundreds of men were involved in the assaults, although all of them were resisted and no officers were hurt.