100 Years Ago – 30 January 1921

30 January 1921

The Sunday Post printed that they expected there to be a General Election within the next few months, writing “whirlwind economy election planned for April, cracks in the coalition. Politicians are fully convinced that Mr Lloyd George contemplates holding a General Election in the spring – probably in April – and that he intends going to the country as an apostle of economy. There are signs that the coalition as at present constituted is cracking up”. The prediction proved to be untrue, with the General Election not being held until late 1922.

The authorities in Dublin announced that Divisional Commander Philip Armstrong-Holmes had died of his wounds in Cork military hospital following an ambush at Castle Island. Cork had lost, within a few months, two divisional commanders and two Lord Mayors.