1848 – Born on the 5th of October in Athlone, County Westmeath.
1867 – He entered journalism as a junior reporter on Saunders Newsletter, a Dublin journal.
1870 – He moved to London, and was appointed a sub-editor on the Daily Telegraph.
1880 – He was elected Member of Parliament for Galway General Election.
1885 – He married Elizabeth Paschal, a daughter of a Judge of the Supreme Court of Texas.
1887 – He was the first editor of several newspapers and journals.
1917 – He was appointed the first President of the Board of Film Cencors.
1924 – He was appointed to the Privy Council by the first Labour government.
1929 – He died on the 18th of November in London.