100 Years Ago – 9 April 1922

9 April 1922

Barbed wire protection outside Dublin Castle, which had been removed after a truce was reached in Ireland, was re-erected after disorder started to increase in the city.

51 trade unions started negotiations on behalf of their members with the Engineering Employers’ Federation, with separate lock-out notices had been issued by the employers after the working relationships broke down.

Winston Churchill said at a speech in Dundee that “the keynote of the foreign policy of our country in Europe is to bring about a good understanding between France and Germany whilst giving France the assurance that she will not be left unaided if she were again to be the victim of unprovoked aggression by Germany”.