September 1919


An RIC cycle patrol is ambushed between Lorrha and Carriguhorig, Co Tipperary resulting in the death of one RIC man (Sgt Philip Brady) and the serious wounding of another (Constable Foley).  Among the IRA men who took part in the ambush were John Madden, Michael Hogan, John Gilligan and James Carroll.  Madden was later tried for the murder of Sgt Brady.

Abbott (2000), pg 44-45


Attack by IRA on 15 British soldiers on route to church in Fermoy, Co. Cork - one soldier is killed.  More Detail

O'Donnoghue (1986), pg50; Townshend (1975), pg 30 


East Kent regiment sack Fermoy in retaliation for attack of previous day.  Breen says it was mainly Buffs and Royal Flying Corps

O'Donnoghue (1986), pg53; Breen (1989), pg 105


Reacting to Shaw's memo of the 27th Aug, RIC Inspector General Byrne writes to Under Secretary saying that British Army withdrawal of outpost detachments will result in widespread withdrawal of RIC by Christmas.  From the autumn, police barracks in large parts of the south and west, particularly in remote rural areas, were evacuated.

Townshend (1975), pg 29 & Hopkinson (2002), pg 27


Dáil Eireann is proclaimed by the British as a dangerous organisation and suppressed throughout Ireland. A number of historians have stated that this action resulted in an escalation of the military conflict as it cut off the main avenue of peaceful political protest.

Townshend (1975), pg 31; Macardle (1999), pg 308; Gallagher (1953), pg 68


Security Forces carry out large raid on Sinn Féin HQ, 6 Harcourt St., Dublin.

Abbott (2000), pg 45


Detective Constable Daniel Hoey of the G Division DMP shot dead by the IRA in Townsend St, rear of the Central Police Station in Brunswick St. - 2nd 'G man to be killed'.  (Abbott indicates that he was targeted as he may have identified Sean MacDiarmada in Richmond Barracks after the 1916 Rising.)

Hopkinson (2002), pg 100;  Abbott (2000), pg 45


Official founding of the Squad at a meeting in 46 Parnell Sq.  The Squad is a group of IRA men answerable to Collins.  It already had two assassinations to its name (Smyth and Hoey). 

Coogan (1990) pg 116;


First meeting of Commission of Inquiry into the Industry and Resources of Ireland set up in June by the Dáil.  Figgis had been appointed Secretary of the Commission earlier in September after the British closed down his paper (The Republic) after it had advertised the Dáil Loan.

Figgis (1927), pg 267-268; Macardle (1999), pg 318


Two RIC men attacked on leaving church in Berrings, near Blarney

Hopkinson (2002), pg 49


Collins made Director of Intelligence of IRA

Curran J M (1980), pg26


Reported that number of raids by security forces on private houses in previous nine months was 5,588 and Macardle claims that actual figure was much higher.

Macardle (1999), pg 316


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