November 1923



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


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


 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.  More Detail  

Dorney (2017), pg 263


Dennis Barry, Cork No. 1 Brigade IRA dies on hunger strike in Newbridge camp

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


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


Macardle (1999), pg 867


Hunger strike ends.  Two Cork men died during the strike.  Women prisoners released but rest of prisoners continue to be released in a ‘dribble’ and only completed in the summer of 1924.


O'Farrell P (1997), pg xxiv; Litton (1995) pg 127; Hopkinson (1988), pg 269; Macardle (1999), pg 867


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


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



Home     1923    Next Month    Previous Month      Bibliography