100 Years Ago – 12 January 1922

12 January 1922

David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister, said that the UK would back the French if any country attacked them militarily, but the UK was not willing to commit to military liabilities elsewhere.

News from South Africa suggested that General Smuts was preparing to compromise to try and bring an end to the strike of miners.

The Dáil Éireann agreed to meet at the weekend to formally back the Anglo-Irish Treaty and to establish a provisional Government.