100 Years Ago – 29 January 1921

29 January 1921

The Government confirmed that the number of casualties to Crown forces in Ireland was now 253 killed (54 from the military, 199 from the police) and 438 wounded (127 from the military, 311 from the police). 69 court houses had been destroyed, as had 535 police barracks.

A police constable was killed around five miles from Castle Island in County Kerry when a transportation was ambushed. Six other members of the party were injured, but no arrests were made.

There were fears that a strike would take place of 13,000 trawlermen, following a dispute in Grimsby over wages. Traders at Billingsgate market in London expressed concern that supplies of fish would soon run out if the strike took place.