Bill passed third reading in Commons. Rejected by Lords. Needed to be passed in two more sessions.
June 3rd Kilkenny Corporation expressed sorrow at the death of Captain Anthony of the Catalpa, the ship which rescued the Fenian Prisoners from Fremantle. Peter de Loughrey makes reference to Kilkenny men also involved. He doesn’t name him but the reference is to John Breslin, a family connection of his own.
August 26th, 700 workers at Dublin Tramway Company strike. Larkin arrested, released after two days, addressed crowd in Sackville Street. Baton charge by police – two dead and many injured.
November 1st, Eoin Mac Neill published an article “The North Began” in An Claidheamh Soluis”. Bulmer Hobson and The O’Rahilly approached MacNeill to try to set up a Volunteer organisation. He consented
November 11th, meeting in Wynn’s Hotel to make preparations for Public meeting to launch Irish Volunteers. A Provisional Committee was formed which eventually numbered thirty men, representative of all shades of national opinion
November 23rd, Irish Citizen Army launched.
Food Kitchen at Liberty Hall. Irish Women Workers Union, IWFL and Inghinighe na hÉireann staffed the kitchen which fed 3,000 people every day.
Comments in Kilkenny Journal on different treatment of Ulster Unionist riots and Dublin workers led by Larkin.
November 25th, Irish Volunteers formed at a public meeting in the Rotunda Rink, a large temporary building in the grounds of the Rotunda Gardens. 4000 or so inside and thousands outside.
Irish Women’s Franchise League (founded 1908 by Margaret Cousins and Hannah Sheehy Skeffington) had 12,000 members. Irish Citizen founded to advocate women’s suffrage. Editor was Francis Sheehy Skeffington.