#OnThisDay 1919 At the third meeting of Dáil Éireann, President Éamon De Valera that
“..members of the police forces acting in this country as part of the forces of the British occupation and as agents of the British Government be ostracised socially by the people” .
Eoin McNeill seconded it with
“ The police in Ireland are a force of traitors and the police in Ireland are a force of perjurers”.
It was carried unanimously. Within days, RIC constables and their families were not being served in shops, greeted on the streets and left socially isolated.