Death of Michael Collins
Mr Michael Collins, Commander in Chief of the Irish Free State army and head of the Provisional Government was ambushed and killed on August 22 in Bandon. The Government issued a proclamation to the army urging against reprisals. Mr Collins had been a delegate to the conference on Ireland that established the Free State in his official status as Minister for Finance in the Sinn Fein Government, but he was better known as organiser and leader of the Irish Republican Army.
Tug sinks while towing steamer
While engaged in towing the steamer Corrimal from Jones Bay to Oyster Cove the tug Aimee capsized and sank in one of the deepest portions of the harbour. When turning at Ball's Head the Aimee found herself at right angles to the Corrimal, and with the strain on the tow-line the Aimee was observed to capsize and begin to sink. Two men on the tug jumped overboard, and were picked up by a line from the Corrimal, apparently suffering no ill-effects from the immersion.
Bulgars on trial
The trial of 11 members of the Bulgarian wartime cabinet, which began in October 1921, continued, with the prisoners marched thrice daily in manacles through the streets of Sofia, escorted by armed men. They have been imprisoned since the end of 1919. The Court consists of 17 judges, of whom 10 are so-called "People's Judges", who are peasants. The charges against the accused were laid under an amazing special act , with the principal penalty being death.