100 Years Ago – 23 May 1922

23 May 1922

William John Twaddell (1884-1922), the Unionist MP for Belfast West, was murdered in Belfast by the IRA. Sir James Craig, the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, said “such an event as this murder demands swift retribution”.

Winston Churchill said in the House of Commons that the agreement signed between Éamon de Valera and Michael Collins concerned him and he wanted them to visit London to discuss the matter with him.