November 15

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1991 George Otto Simms, archbishop of Dublin (1956–69), archbishop of Armagh (1969–80) and scholar who was a leading authority on the Book of Kells, died.
  • 1985 The Anglo-Irish Agreement, ushering in an era of direct rule for Northern Ireland with the Republic playing an advisory role, was signed by Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
  • 1860 The mutilated body of James Murray, steward to John George Adair, landlord of the Gartan, Glenveagh and Derryveagh estates in North Donegal, was discovered near Lough Veagh. Blaming his tenantry, Adair subsequently evicted them—244 people from 46 households—over a three-day period the following April.
  • 1985 The Anglo-Irish Agreement was signed by Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at Hillsborough Castle, Co. Down.
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