21 June 1922
In Belfast, 70 year old William Miller was breaking wood in his back yard at 29 Willowfield Street when men climbed over his back wall and shot him. Miller died of his wounds.
Thomas Johnstone and P.Ward died from gunshot wounds received during earlier disturbances.
More businesses were targeted by arsonists, including Ferguson’s motor works on May Street and the Carnegie Library on the Falls Road.
Stephen G. Tallents arrived in Belfast at the behest of the British government to enquire and report on the breakdown of the Craig-Collins pact. Tallents stayed until 1st July and delivered the required whitewash. He blamed the IRA for the disturbances and said that the violence was an organized conspiracy planned with the knowledge and support of Collins himself. He did criticise a number of the unionist ministers including Dawson Bates. He obligingly concluded that no public enquiry should be held into the communal violence.
Tallents was one of those almost unknown civil servants who run things.
Sean MacEoin and Alice Cooney got married in Longford. The previous day McEoin had been elected to the Dáil, comfortably topping the poll in Longford-Westmeath. The counting of votes went on until June 24th.
So when does the Northern Offensive start?