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A tough but necessary measure?

Proscription is woven through the historical course of the Northern Ireland conflict. At the end of the nineteenth century, in an effort to exert greater control over unrest in Ireland, the British government passed the Criminal Law and Procedure (Ireland) Act, 1887. This served to extend the criminal code to allow the senior administrator, the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, the power to declare organisations ‘dangerous’ and thereby to ban them. The Irish National League was the first such group to be ‘proclaimed’ under the legislation. The order, when put before Parliament

in Banning them, securing us?
Geographical networks of auxiliary medical care in the First World War

of which was driven by Lady Aberdeen, the Lord Lieutenant's wife. 56 The large reception rooms were ideal for hospital wards – surgical and recuperative – and immediately began to take in soldiers from hospital ships docked in Dublin Harbour. 57 Separate spaces were created for officers and enlisted men. Most of the other hospitals also took in a mix of both

in Medicine, health and Irish experiences of conflict 1914–45
The Central Sphagnum Depot for Ireland at the Royal College of Science for Ireland, 1915–19

John's Ambulance Brigade (StJAB) and the British Red Cross Society (BRCS). Prior to the outbreak of war some women's first aid units had also been established to support either the Ulster Volunteer Force or the Irish Volunteers. 10 Almost immediately after the declaration of war, on 10 August 1914, the wife of the Lord Lieutenant, the indefatigable Lady Aberdeen, 11 then

in Medicine, health and Irish experiences of conflict 1914–45
The impact of the First World War on attitudes to maternal and infant health

organisations attempted to address the issue, most notably the Women's National Health Association (WNHA). The WNHA was established in 1907 under the guidance of the Countess of Aberdeen Ishbel Gordon, wife of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. Although primarily concerned with eradicating tuberculosis, its initial objectives included promoting the rearing of a ‘healthy and vigorous race

in Medicine, health and Irish experiences of conflict 1914–45