100 Years Ago – 26 January 1921

26 January 1921

Sir Edward Carson confirmed that he did not intend to become the leader of the new Ulster Parliament, but he did agree to continue chairing the Ulster Unionist Party in the House of Commons. He said that he was grateful for being considered, but that he didn’t feel he had sufficient reserves of strength available to him at his age.

The Automobile Association said that it intended to run a referendum of its 150,000 members on the subject of whether to alter or retain the current 20mph speed limit.

A Royal Irish Constabulary lorry returning from Kingstown to Dublin was ambushed on the Quay, near to the Four Courts. The attackers used bombs and revolvers to attack police, but they were able to return fire and there were no police casualties.