100 Years Ago – 28 January 1921

28 January 1921

The authorities put up signage in Dublin stating “any person who, save in the due necessary exercise or pursuit of his lawful trade, calling, or profession, shall stand or loiter in any public place is liable to arrest and prosecution”. This caused some local opposition and resistance, although the authorities said that the policy would be enforced until further notice.

Hospitals in Dublin were told to provide daily figures to the military authorities of the number of patients who had been admitted suffering from wounds caused by bullets, gunfire or other explosives.

It was confirmed that Winston Churchill would become Secretary of State for the Colonies on 13 February 1921, replacing Alfred Milner.