100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 11 March 1923

11 MARCH 1923

A large collection of weaponry was found by the national troops in a property near the Corporation Markets in Halston Street in Dublin.

It was reported that negotiations were progressing between the German and French Governments regarding the future of the Ruhr Valley which the French had occupied due to failure of the Germans to pay war reparations.

Ballynastragh House, the property of Irish Senator Sir Thomas Esmonde, was destroyed by members of the Irregulars. Servants were ordered out of the property and nothing was saved, with the property never being fully rebuilt.

Hundreds of football fans were assisted at Charlton Athletic’s ground following the collapse of a safety barrier with many injured during the incident.