100 Years Ago – 1 January 1922

1 January 1922

The British Government confirmed that it had temporarily stopped recruiting for new men to join the Irish infantry regiments pending the outcome of the proposed peace treaty. The treaty now had the support of eleven county councils, six boards of town commissioners, 27 Sinn Fein clubs and an increasing number of the population.

A new conference was proposed following disagreements at the Washington Conference on the future of submarines, with a fear that they could allow a country to dominate militarily. The French wanted permission to have an increased number, whereas the British wanted all military submarines to be decommissioned.