100 Years Ago

NEWS FROM 100 YEARS AGO : 17 March 1923

17 MARCH 1923

In a bid to prevent the growing number of acts of sabotage on the railways in the French occupied Ruhr Valley, the French authorities started to place German civilians on trains.

A ballot of workers in the building trade voted in support of strike action.

The Irish Government said that they had arrested ten senior members of the Irregulars in Cork. The announcement came after three houses had been burnt by the Irregulars in the Bandon area of the city.

It was proposed in the House of Commons that eggs should be date stamped.