June 1914

10 June: John Redmond publishes an open letter in the Freeman’s Journal demanding that the Irish Party nominate representatives to the provisional committee of the Irish Volunteers.

From Century IrelandRedmond moves to take control of Irish Volunteers.

From Century Ireland: Sinn Féin oppose John Redmond’s attempt to control Volunteers.


16 June: Redmond’s demand is accepted by the Irish Volunteers.


23 June: Government of Ireland (Amendment) Bill presented to House of Lords to provide for temporary exclusion of parts of Ulster from jurisdiction of Home Rule Parliament.

From History IrelandThe limits of partition.

From History IrelandThe partition of Ireland.


28 June: Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajevo.

From History IrelandIreland and the prelude to the Great War.

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