100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 16 February 1923

16 FEBRUARY 1923

Annie McSwiney, the Irish Republican activist, was arrested in Cork along with thirty other women and were being sent by the authorities to Dublin.

Despite threats by the French authorities to turn off the electricity in Essen, part of the territory they had occupied in the Ruhr Valley, they decided against plunging the area into darkness. French troops were also issuing sanctions against German shops who refused to serve them by stealing their goods and forcing them to close.