Foreign News: Irish Pot Pourri

¶ In the budget estimates for the year 1923-4, $50,000,000 was appropriated to defray the cost of the Free State Army. Considerable criticism has been hurled at the Government by citizens who resent bitterly the high cost of the army when only $20,000,000, is appropriated on account of education.

¶ The rebels' initial strike against the Free State customs barrier was dealt by burning a special customs house just erected.

¶ The Free State Government issued a report concerning the rebel army, contending that that force is now in dire straits and that it may...

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