November 1919


British Cabinet’s Irish Committee settles on a policy of setting up two Home Rule parliaments - one in Dublin and one in Belfast with a Council of Ireland to provide a framework for possible unity.

Townshend (1975), pg 34


Crown forces loot and burn Cork city centre

O'Farrell P (1997), pg xv; Macardle (1999), pg 317


British Cabinet accepts Irish Committee's proposals for two Home Rule parliaments - goes on to discuss (a) extent of territory under control of Belfast Parliament and (b) extent of powers of the Parliaments.

Townshend (1975), pg 35-37


Order issued by the Inspector General's office of the RIC which gave the authority to recruit non-Irishmen to the RIC.  Background

Townshend (1975), pg 45


First edition of Irish Bulletin produced by Dáil Eireann's Department of Publicity under Desmond Fitzgerald - it was to be produced every few days from this date on and became very important in getting the Irish side of events known to a wide audience.  More Information 

Townshend (1975), pg 67; Augusteijn (2002), pg 234; Gallagher (1953), pgs 86-88; Brennan (1950), pgs 264-265


Failed attempt to ambush Lord French at Gratten Bridge, Dublin.  This was one of a number of failed attempts culminating in the Ashtown ambush on December 19.

Ryan (1945), pg 116


Major raid by British forces on 76 Harcourt St, Dublin – the HQ of the Dáil.  Everything moveable was carried off, including stacks of official Dáil notepaper.

Gallagher (1953), pg 90


Ten men from the 5th Battalion, Cork No. 3 Brigade, IRA (including  Mossie Donegan, Sean Cotter, Ralph Keyes, Constable Sullivan and Michael O'Callaghan) sneak on-board a British Navy vessel anchored at Bantry, hold-up the crew and make away with ten rifles, ten revolvers and ammunition.  (Deasy says it was the 16th Nov.)

Crowley in The Kerryman (1955), pgs 36-43; Deasy (1973), pgs 87-91


Sinn Féin, Volunteers, Cumman na mBan and the Gaelic League suppressed in 27 counties.

Macardle (1999), pg 317; Curran J M (1980), pg26 & Hopkinson (2002), pg 40


Detective Sergeant John Barton DMP ('G' Division) was shot on College St, Dublin and died a short time later.  Sean Tracey (V-C South Tipperary Brigade, IRA) was with the Squad and shot the two fatal bullets.

Abbott (2000), pgs 46-47; Hopkinson (2002), pg 100


British Army in Ireland is re-organised.  More Detail 


Townshend (1975), pg 44; For Army Strength -  See Appendices VIII and IX, Townshend (1975), pgs 217-220


Austin Stack made Minister for Home Affairs (as Griffith made Acting President while De Valera in US)

Mitchell (1995), pg 139


Sean Etchingham made Minister of Fisheries and JJ O'Kelly Minister for the National Language

Mitchell (1995), pg 91 and 94


Changes made to Staff of Cork No. 2 Brigade IRA.  More Detail

O'Donnoghue (1986), pg60


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