100 Years Ago – 30 July 1922

30 July 1922

It was reported that the Irish city of Tipperary was under the control of the Irregulars, a group that became the IRA and who were opposed to the Anglo-Irish Treaty. £62,000 had been looted from banks, there was a shortage of food and coal supplies had also run low.

Horatio Bottomley, the MP who had been convicted of fraud, was declared to be too ill to attend the House of Commons hearing later on during the week which would discuss whether or not he should be expelled from the House.