Leagan Gaeilge

In this month: April 1918

5 April: Final meeting of Irish Convention in Dublin.

From Century Ireland: Irish Convention draws to a close.


9 April: Military Service Bill introduced in Westminster, raising prospect of conscription being extended to Ireland.

From Century Ireland: Conscription is coming to Ireland.


12 April: Final report of Irish Convention published.

From Century Ireland: Irish divisions laid bare in convention report.


18 April: Conference takes place in Dublin’s Mansion House to co-ordinate a broad opposition to conscription, with both major nationalist parties, the labour movement and the Catholic Church all hostile to its introduction.

From Century Ireland: How Ireland was lost in the 1918 conscription crisis.


23 April: One day general strike against conscription, though not in Ulster.

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