100 Years Ago – 30 March 1922

30 March 1922

For the third time in a fortnight, the goods train from Belfast to Dublin was attacked. On this occasion it was derailed and the waggons set on fire and the staff taken prisoner. The Great Northern Company announced that they were suspending rail services at night for the foreseeable future.

The Royal Irish Constabulary barracks in the border village of Belcoo were attacked and 15 men kidnapped and taken across the border by a group of 50 IRA members.

An unsuccessful attempt was made to execute Pavel Milyukov, the former Foreign Minister in the Russian Provisional Government, in Berlin. His friend, Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov, was killed in an attempt to save Milyukov.