100 Years Ago – 26 May 1921

26 May 1921

The Custom House in Dublin was set on fire by Irish nationalists and the contents nearly entirely destroyed, including substantial records from the history of the country. Five members of Sinn Fein was killed, four members of the British army and three members of the public during the crossfire.

David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister, announced that a conference of parties involved in the coal dispute would be meeting in an attempt to end of the national strike.