100 Years Ago – 18 February 1921

18 February 1921

650 claims were made by property and business owners in Cork following the British Government’s admittance that soldiers were responsible for the fires in the city. One large claim was made by the owners of the Munster Arcade, who made a claim of £405,000 for damages caused to their property.

The Executive Committee of the Irish Unionist Alliance said in a statement that they felt that it was improbable that the Southern Ireland Parliament will be elected and proceed to form the functions of a Parliament.

Charles Cripps, 1st Baron Parmoor, introduced a Bill to the House of Lords which called for proportional representation to be introduced for local elections.