100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 1 May 1923

1 MAY 1923

Questions were asked in the House of Commons following the scenes at the English Football cup final at Wembley where 300,000 people had tried to gain entrance to the stadium despite a capacity of 125,000. The debate considered future safety measures that could prevent the situation from happening again.

The envoys of Éamon de Valera were arrested in Australia following warnings given by the New South Wales Government.

The lock-out of boilermakers employed in the shipyards took effect with over 10,000 men left idle.