100 Years Ago – 8 April 1922

8 April 1922

The House of Commons gave a second reading to a Bill to amend the Railway Fires Act 1905, to limit compensation recoverable from a rail company in the event of fire damage caused by engine sparks.

In Dublin, armed men raided the Custom House bonded stories, destroying a large quantity of whisky and brandy. The company who operated the warehouse was based in Northern Ireland, with the raiders methodically destroying hundreds of thousands of pounds of alcoholic spirits. There was also an attempted raid on the telephone exchange, but this was repelled.