November 1923


Free State government announces that it has agreed to enter into a conference with Craig on the boundary question – See September 22nd above.


Phoenix (1994), pg 294


Seven officers in the pro-Treaty army in the Curragh refuse to sign demobilisation papers.  They are arrested and court martialled.   They claim, that as members of the Old IRA, ‘they could not lay down their arms until Ireland’ was ‘an independent Republic’.  The disturbance spread and eventually involves approximately 60 officers.  A major compliant is that old Volunteers are being dismissed while ex-British Army officers are being retained.  The officers involved are removed from the Curragh and refused demobilisation pay and grants.  (However, subsequently, all but one officer accepts demobilisation papers.) 


Hopkinson (1988), pg 165; Valiulis (1985), pg 45


Cahir Healy writing to Kevin O’Sheil from the Argenta says that the forthcoming conference could be valuable if it could achieve ‘essential unity’. 


Phoenix (1994), pg 294


Anti-Treaty prisoner, Owen Boyle from Donegal, dies in Newbridge Camp.

Durney (2011), pg 164


 Following the killing on the 31st October, another Jewish man, Emmanuel Kahn, is shot dead in Stamer St in Dublin.  His companion, David Millar, is shot in the arm but survives.  There are a number of unanswered questions about these killings.  More Detail 

Dorney (2017), pg 263


Dennis Barry, Cork No. 1 Brigade IRA dies after 34 days on hunger strike in Newbridge camp. (Durney says 11th November.)

O'Kelly in The Kerryman (1955), pg 36; Macardle (1999), pg 867; Durney (2011), pg 163


Andrew Sullivan from Cork dies after hunger strike of 40 days in Mountjoy.


Macardle (1999), pg 867


Hunger strike ends (See October 15th) without the prisoners achieving their demands.  However, over 5,000 of the some 12,000 prisoners were released at this stage. Women prisoners released but rest of prisoners continue to be released in a ‘dribble’ and only completed in April of 1924.


O'Farrell P (1997), pg xxiv; Litton (1995) pg 127; Hopkinson (1988), pg 269; Macardle (1999), pg 867; McCarthy (2015), pg 133; Durney (2011), pg 164


Executive Council of Free State sets up a cabinet committee on demobilisation consisting of MacNeill, Blythe and McGrath.  More Detail


Valiulis (1985), pgs 45-47


The Minister of Local Government directs local authorities to reduce labourers’ wages in line with pay scales in their districts.  This leads to reductions of about 25% in wages of local authority wages.

McCarthy (2015), pg 131


Kevin O’Shiel ceases to be director of the North-Eastern Boundary Commission.

Phoenix (1994), pg 298


As part of on-going demobilisation, the CID is wound up with eleven of its detectives being taken into the new detective division of the DMP.  The Protective Corps and the CDF had already been wound up at this stage.

Dorney (2017), pg 262

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