May 16

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  • 1920 A year after the short-lived Limerick Soviet, workers took over Cleeve’s creamery in Knocklong after their wage demands were refused and they were locked out. They handed back control in less than a week.
  • 1916 Britain and France concluded the secret Sykes–Picot Agreement that was to divide the Arab regions of the Ottoman Empire after the First World War into French and British ‘spheres of influence’.
  • 1926 The Fianna Fáil Party was founded by Éamon de Valera.
  • 1926 Fianna Fáil party was founded.
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