April 03

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1971 ‘To speak of a right to contraception on the part of an individual … is to speak of a right that cannot even exist’—John Charles McQuaid, archbishop of Dublin (1895–1973), as quoted in the Irish Times, ‘This Week They Said’.
  • 1970 Garda Richard Fallon (42) was shot dead as he attempted to prevent a bank robbery by the republican splinter group Saor Éire on Arran Quay, Dublin.
  • 1918 Thomas J.S. Harbinson (IPP) defeated Seán Milroy (Sinn Féin) by 1,802 votes to 1,222 in the Tyrone East by-election.
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