100 Years Ago – 3 April 1922

3 April 1922

The situation in Ireland remained challenging, with a number of civilians and a policeman being kidnapped in Belfast.

Two attempts to destroy the manufacturing premises of Messrs Ritchie, Hart & Co in Belfast were resisted, with fires put out and bombs removed.

Éamon de Valera said that there was no provisional Government in Ireland, just one Government, which derived its rights from the Irish people and not from the British Parliament. He added that, “the blessed pact which they brought back a couple of days ago is already a scrap of paper so far as certain sections of the North are concerned, because last night there were more murders”.