July 1919

Jul-04

Sinn Fein, Irish Volunteers, Cumman na mBan and the Gaelic League declared illegal in Tipperary.

Townshend (1975), pg 27

Jul

Collins forms the 'Squad'.  According to Coogan, the Squad was not formally founded until September (see 19th September) but by that stage had been "operative for two months and members of the Squad and had two killings their credit"..

Hopkinson (2002), pg 99; Coogan (1900) pg 116

Jun/Jul

Collins made President of Supreme Council of the IRB

Coogan (1990); pg 115

Jul-12

Carson warns that if any change is made to the status of Ulster, he would summon the Ulster Provisional Government and call out the Ulster Volunteers.

Macardle (1999), pg 300

Jul-17

After large rallies in New York and Boston, de Valera sets out on a tour of the States visiting many states capitals and addressing large crowds.

Macardle (1999), pg 310

Jul-21

Llyod George makes a statement saying that he is trying to apply the principle of self-determination to Ireland but Irishmen could not agree among themselves.  He tells the House Of Commons that Ireland was ‘not a nation’ and if nationalist Ireland was entitled to self-determination, the Protestant people of north-east Ulster had an equal right to it.  T J S Harbison, the nationalist MP for north-east Tyrone, replied ‘that the coercion of Tyrone into what is called …Ulster will be the one of the most difficult propositions that any government has yet set before it’.

Macardle (1999), pg 300; Phoenix (1994), pg 66

Jul-24

The London Times predictes that the British government would bring forward legislation setting up two parliaments in Ireland – one for the nine counties of Ulster and one for the rest of Ireland.

Phoenix (1994), pg 67

Jul-30

Detective Sergeant Patrick Smyth of the G Division DMP shot by the IRA in Millmount Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin on the orders of Michael Collins - first 'G man' to be shot.  Brought to Mater Hospital where he died on 8th September.

Hopkinson (2002), pg 99; Coogan (1990) pg 117; Abbott (2000), pgs 40-42

 

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