100 Years Ago – 24 February 1921

24 February 1921

The Government confirmed that the elections for the inaugural Ulster Parliament would take place on 5 April 1921 and it would meet for the first time on 21 June 1921.

Arthur Balfour, the Prime Minister between 1902 to 1905, said that he didn’t believe that the Ulster Parliament would ever join with the rest of Ireland.

A group of seven young men attacked three police officers in plain clothes nearby to Dublin Castle, with Constable Hoey and Constable Greer dying of their wounds and Constable Gorman being seriously injured. One arrest was made the same afternoon and the authorities condemned the attacks.

The Liberal Party said that they had decided not to content the by-election in the Parliamentary constituency of Birmingham Moseley.